just announced that the Lebanese movie "The Insult" is officially nominated for Best Foreign Language Film for the 90th Academy Awards! It's Lebanon's first nomination!
“The Insult,” a film by Ziad Doueiri, represents the relationship between a Christian Lebanese and a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon. Tony (Adel Karam) and Yasser (Kamel El Basha) have a fight that leads them to a courtroom. The film is a huge success! The screening of the movie at the Venice Film Festival was followed by a 5-minute standing ovation. The director Ziad Doueiri received the“Best Arab Talent of the Year” Award for 2017
from Variety magazine. Also,“The Insult” topped the box office in Lebanon
and took 44% of all movie admissions during its opening week. It was screened in American, French, and Turkish movie theaters. We are very proud of the cast and crew of "The Insult"! It's the first time that a Lebanese movie is in the spotlight! The ceremony of the 90th Academy Awards will take place on March 4! Fingers crossed!