In “Flesh Out,” which world premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, Michela Occhipinti makes her feature directorial debut with a nuanced portrait of the tradition known as gavage. The film stars newcomer Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche in the lead role, along with Amal Saab Bouh Oumar, Aichetou Abdallahi Najim, and Sidi Mohamed Chighaly. It’s produced by Vivo Film with Rai Cinema. World sales are being handled by Films Boutique.
Occhipinti spoke to Variety about the inspiration behind “Flesh Out,