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‘IMAGE MATTERS’ SCREENING AT GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY, LONDON

IMAGE MATTERS SCREENINGIMAGE MATTERS  50 min. 30 April at 18.30 followed by Q & A

Directed and produced by Rozy Sarkis 

Inspired by the bizarre world she witnessed around her while growing up in a wealthy village in war-torn Lebanon, Rozy Sarkis’s documentary Image Matters explores the country’s culture of cosmetic surgery. The film focuses in particular on popular Lebanese soap opera actress Marinelle’s quest to resist the effects of aging by transforming her face. As she struggles with the dangers of the operation and the complications that ensue, the background features a hub of female family members, each riddled with their own anxieties about their appearance. This family drama plays out against a broader backdrop of considerable social upheaval and instability.

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Author Virginia Bloom on the film Image Matters:

On Image Matters

“The two women talking about shopping in the midst of war—there are so many layers of contemporary culture captured here simultaneously, such as a distracting investment in the surface, a solution to anxiety.”

Virginia L. Blum, Author of “Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery’”

Rozy Sarkis interview on Australian radio for IMAGE MATTERS

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Rozy was interviewed ahead of the screening on 24 August of IMAGE MATTERS at the Lebanese Film Festival in Sydney Australia. The Festival showcases Lebanese arts and culture through film, with a wide variety of movies made by Lebanese and international film makers. http://lebanesefilmfestival.com.au/

Rozy was interviewed on the radio station Sawt El Ghad by  Suzan Hourani about her film Image Matters and here is a recording of the interview.