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2017 Official Oscar® Entry – Lebanon
Best Foreign Language Film
Official Selection Venice International Film Festival 2017:
Winner, Best Actor (Kamel El Basha)
Official Selection Telluride Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2017
The spat that kicks off “The Insult” (“L’insulte”) an engrossingly blunt instrument of a movie from Lebanese writer-director Ziad Doueiri, concerns an illegal drainpipe on an apartment balcony. Some gutter language, so to speak, ensues. Yasser Salameh (Kamel El Basha), a foreman tasked with building ...