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Films From Lebanon

"Taut, engrossing ... it's hard to imagine any audience remaining unmoved." – Hollywood Reporter ... Ali Suliman (Paradise Now, MIFF 2005) stars as Amin, a highly successful Palestinian surgeon happily living in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, his existence a symbol of life beyond the gruelling ... Read more
"Caramel is the idea of sweet and salt, sugary and sour, of the delicious sugar that can burn or hurt you." - filmmaker Nadine Labaki ... Sugar, water and lemon juice - for the workers and friends who inhabit a Beirut beauty salon it's not for eating, but for removing unwanted body hair, and it ... Read more
[In the Battlefields], which premiered in Cannes' Directors' Fortnight and also screened in Venice, is an evocative and acutely observed work that marks the emergence of a great filmmaking talent. Director Danielle Arbid, who grew up in Beirut, brings a clear-eyed perspective that could only be ... Read more
Winner of the Golden Lion for best film at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. ... There are no heroes in this war drama. Based on writer/director Samuel Maoz's experience as a soldier during the 1982 Lebanon War, the whole of the film is set almost entirely inside the belly of a tank. ... For the ... Read more
What drives people to commit atrocious acts of mass cruelty, and how do they live with the knowledge of their part in such savagery' These are the questions at the heart of Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim and Hermann Theissen's incisive and riveting documentary, [Massacre], for which they were awarded ... Read more
A film about sensations, atmosphere, frames of mind, wrong tracks, and vivid situations in the fascinating and paradoxical town that is Beirut today.” - Tribeca Film Festival A perfect 24 hours in modern-day Beirut, a day in which Claudia is finally ready to come to terms with her husband's ... Read more
This stop-motion video plays with notions of conceptual art via a canvas of human voice, nonsensical words, a melodica and a self-referential phrase. ... D/P/S Gheith Al-Amine L no dialogue TD betacam/2011 ... Read more
Ziad Doueiri's assured debut is a lively coming of age tale, a technically polished, frequently funny and emo­tionally affecling work which was also a Toronto Film Festival award winner. April 13 1975, the first oflicial day of Ihe Lebanese Civil War: the passengers of a Palestinian bus are ... Read more
A journalist is sitting alone in a cafe in Beirut waiting for his friends to come back. He remains alone and imagines the life that could grow again among the ruins of the city. ... Read more
"Mahdi Fleifel's passionate, ironic, bittersweet A World Not Ours ... flips storytelling and Mideast-Arab cliches on their heads, while weaving an irresistible mood of amused melancholy." – Variety ... Born in Dubai but raised in Denmark, director Mahdi Fleifel's upbringing involved frequent ... Read more
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