• The Insult

    Directed by Ziad Doueiri
    Lebanon/France/Belgium/Cyprus/US | 113 minutes | Awards Buzz

  • The Insult

    Directed by Ziad Doueiri
    Lebanon/France/Belgium/Cyprus/US | 113 minutes | Awards Buzz

  • The Insult

    Directed by Ziad Doueiri
    Lebanon/France/Belgium/Cyprus/US | 113 minutes | Awards Buzz

  • The Insult

    Directed by Ziad Doueiri
    Lebanon/France/Belgium/Cyprus/US | 113 minutes | Awards Buzz

  

WINNER: HP Bridging the Border Award

What should have been a trivial altercation, quickly settled and forgotten, instead propels two men (one a local Christian, the other a Palestinian refugee) to the center of a very public scandal in Lebanon, reopening historical and political wounds on both sides.

Schedule

January 7, 2018 1:00 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 8, 2018 8:00 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 15, 2018 8:00 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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film synopsis

What should have been a trivial altercation, quickly settled and forgotten, instead propels two men to the center of a politically charged scandal in Lebanon—one that reopens historical and political wounds on both sides.

When Yasser, a Palestinian refugee and building foreman, and Tony, a Christian nationalist and auto mechanic, go head to head after a misunderstanding involving a drainpipe on Tony’s balcony, Yasser utters an insult Tony cannot forgive. The events immediately following result in the two stubborn men facing off in court where, fueled by the media and a famous right-wing Christian lawyer, old wounds and unresolved tension threaten to divide a nation.

With superb performances by Adel Karam and Kamel El Basha, director Ziad Doueiri’s newest offering is a fast-paced, timely and smart film that interjects humor into a very real debate that, though set in Beirut, will be all too recognizable to American audiences.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize.

film details

Original Language Title: L’Insulte
Country: Lebanon/France/Belgium/Cyprus/US
Year: 2017
Running Time: 113 minutes
Language: Arabic (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Academy Award Foreign Language Film Shortlist; Coppa Volpi for Best Actor (Kamel El Basha), Venice International Film Festival
Director: Ziad Doueiri
Producers: Antoun Sehnaoui, Jean Bréhat, Rachib Bouchareb, Julie Gayet, Nadia Turincev
Principal Cast: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Diamand Abou Abboud, Rita Hayek
Cinematographers: Tommaso Fiorilli
Editor: Dominique Marcombe
Music: Eric Neveux
Screenwriter: Ziad Doueiri, Joëlle Touma
Website: WebsiteURL

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