The Lebanese psychological drama film The Anger won the Best International Feature Award at the Independent Lebanese Film Festival (LIFF).
Directed by Maria Ivanova Z., who is also the co-writer along with Olga Artemyeva, The Anger stars Lebanese-French actress Manal Issa, the 2015 winner of the Best Actress award for “Parisienne” at the Les Arcs Film Festival.
The film reflects on the clash between two different cultures and religions in Lebanon during its post-war years, from the perspective of Lebanese culture.
Manal plays the role of Ida, a young Lebanese who escapes her small town and her alcoholic mother to the big city, where she starts dating a European man.
Young Lebanese Ida is met by a tragic fate reflected through her experiences, rejection of her religion, deception, betrayal, and recovery.
The Anger is also starred by Aurélien Chaussade, Houssam Sabbah, Julia Kassar, and Mohamad Akil.
The psychological drama first premiered at Carthage Film Festival (JCC) and was screened at Beirut International Women’s Film Festival (BWFF).