Volpi Cup ~ Best Actor
Venice Film Festival
Golden Lion
Venice Film Festival
Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Awards
Gripping entertainment, passionate and humane, fascinating in the particulars.
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The Insult

In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another.

2017 Official Oscar® Entry – Lebanon
Best Foreign Language Film
Official Selection Venice International Film Festival 2017:
Winner, Best Actor (Kamel El Basha)
Official Selection Telluride Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2017

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Claremont 5, 2.09.18 - 2.22.18
Playhouse 7, 1.26.18 - 2.22.18
Royal, 1.12.18 - 2.15.18
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Genre: Drama
Runtime: 112 min
Language: Arabic

Director: Ziad Doueiri
Cast: Adel Karam, Camille Salameh, Kamel El Basha

  • Winner, Volpi Cup ~ Best Actor, Venice Film Festival
  • Nominee, Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival
  • Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards
FEATURED REVIEW: Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
The spat that kicks off “The Insult” (“L’insulte”) an engrossingly blunt instrument of a movie from Lebanese writer-director Ziad Doueiri, concerns an illegal drainpipe on an apartment balcony. Some gutter language, so to speak, ensues. Yasser Salameh (K...

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