Volpi Cup ~ Best Actor
Venice Film Festival
Golden Lion
Venice Film Festival
Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Awards
Gripping entertainment, passionate and humane, fascinating in the particulars.
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The Insult

In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another.

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

Played at

Playhouse 7, 2.24.18 - 3.04.18
Music Hall, 2.23.18 - 3.08.18
Monica Film Center, 2.16.18 - 3.08.18
Claremont 5, 2.09.18 - 2.22.18
Town Center 5, 2.02.18 - 3.01.18
Royal, 1.12.18 - 2.15.18
Rated R This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 112 min
Language: Arabic
Cast: Adel Karam, Camille Salameh, Kamel El Basha

  • Winner, Volpi Cup ~ Best Actor, Venice Film Festival
  • Nominee, Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival
  • Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards
FEATURED REVIEW: Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
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 (K...