The 37th Annual Film Series continues Sun., Sept. 16th. 2:00 PM with The Insult – Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon (2017), 112 min. In Arabic with English subtitles.
A contender for the 2018 Academy Award, director Doueri (West Beirut, The Attack) brings us his latest exploration of the nuances of social tensions in the modern-day Middle East in ways that are seldom understood in Western media. The story follows the fall-out of an insult blown out of proportion. Everyday urban maintenance along the streets of Beirut brings into conflict two men, Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee who has been living in Lebanon for years. As tensions deepen, the men find themselves in court, slowly becoming players in a debate that carries political symbolism of which they were only vaguely aware. The personal realizations they come to as the case winds down create a breathtaking conclusion to the film.
“The Insult . . . delivers an honest assessment of the conflict between decency and cruelty that rages in every nation, neighborhood and heart.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
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