The prestigious Oscars’ event will be held this Sunday, February 9th, and two Lebanese movies have been nominated, among 21 MENA films in different categories, according to the National. You might have probably guessed that Capernaum is one of them; how couldn’t it be? And, of course, The Insult! Two movies that have had an impressive world journey of success and awards.
The story is about a minor incident that is blown out of proportions between a Lebanese Christian Tony (Adel Karam) and Yasser (Kamel El Basha) a Palestinian refugee. The incident turns into an intense trial that ends up creating a social drama explosion and dividing the two communities.
Among the several awards it won so far: The World Cinema Audience Award at the America Film Institute in 2017, Bridging the Borders Award in 2018, and Best Actor Kamel El Basha in 2017 at the Venice International Film Festival.
Two outstanding movies from Lebanon to the world and (cross-fingers) may an Oscar be brought home and give the homeland a good reason to cheer up during this time of hardships.