Tuesday, March 6 at 6pm

The Insult
L’insulte
Lebanon | Belgium | Cyprus | France | USA
Directed by Ziad Doueiri
In Arabic with English subtitles
Drama
112 minutes
Rated PG: coarse language; violence

ASSOCIATED EVENT:
Steeping Discussion at Frankly Coffee

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion; forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.

Quotes:

“…GORGEOUSLY SHOT AND CLASSILY ACTED FEATURE… A FASCINATING PIECE OF WORK.”
- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

“THERE IS SOMETHING UNDENIABLY EXHILARATING ABOUT THE FILM’S HONEST ASSESSMENT OF NEVER-ENDING CONFLICT BETWEEN DECENCY AND CRUELTY THAT RAGES IN EVERY NATION, NEIGHBORHOOD, AND HEART.”
- O. Scott, The New York Times

“…ELECTRIFYINGLY BRILLIANT FILM.”
- Godfrey Cheshire, com

Awards:

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the Academy Awards 2018

Won Audience Award – World Cinema at the AFI Fest 2017

Won Best Actor – Kamel El Basha, and was Nominated for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival 2017

6pm THE INSULT
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