The Insult 113 mins

  • The Insult
  • The Insult
  • The Insult
  • The Insult

Ziad Doueiri’s (The Attack), Oscar-nominated drama, The Insult, took out the Audience Prize for Best Feature at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival! Ziad Doueiri’s thrilling legal drama explores festering historical, political and religious divisions in his native Lebanon.

When Palestinian Muslim foreman Yasser installs a new drainpipe on Lebanese Christian Tony’s balcony without his permission, Tony’s dislike of Palestinians triggers what appears to be a minor disagreement. But insults are hurled, and the situation soon escalates out of control. What begins with a petty argument leads to a highly publicised trial that captivates a nation, and also gives a range of people an opportunity to settle old scores. Doueiri masterfully takes this private clash of wills as a starting point to explore historic rifts amongst Lebanese communities, and the aftermath of the civil war. Intelligently using humour and pathos, The Insult is ultimately a plea for empathy, forgiveness and peace. (Arabic with English subtitles)

2018 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER – 2018 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL – Audience Award (Best Film)
WINNER – 2018 AFI FESTIVAL – Audience Award (Best Film)
WINNER – 2017 VENICE INTL. FILM FESTIVAL – Silver Lion (Best Actor)

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