Scales

2019, Fantasy/Drama, 1h 16m

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A gorgeous and grim portrait of female empowerment, Scales is an auspicious debut for director Shahad Ameen. Read critic reviews

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SCALES is a visually stunning feminist parable set in a dystopian landscape. It follows the story of a strong-willed young girl, Hayat, whose poor fishing village is governed by a dark tradition: every family must give one daughter to the mermaid-like sea creatures who inhabit the waters, to ensure the village can continue their fishing expeditions. When Hayat's father refuses, the girl becomes a pariah, considered a curse by the village and urged to sacrifice herself -- but Hayat has her owns plans for her destiny.

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