The Lebanese film The Anger is continuing its winning streak at many major film festivals, scoring more awards.
This time, The Anger won the Cinema Critics Association Award for “The Best Movie” as well as The Best Director of Photography, granted to Tommaso Fiorilli, at the International Muslim Cinema Festival in Kazan, Tatarstan.
Directed by Maria Ivanova Z., and co-written by Olga Artemyeva, the film stars Lebanese-French actress Manal Issa and revolves around the clash between two different cultures during Lebanon’s post-war years.
Manal plays the role of young Lebanese Ida, who runs away from her small town and her alcoholic mother, to head for the big city where she meets and dates a European man.
Also starred by Aurélien Chaussade, Houssam Sabbah, Julia Kassar, and Mohamad Akil, the film reflects on Ida’s tragic fate through her experiences, rejection of religion, deception, betrayal, and recovery.