The Lebanese Film Festival is in its fifth year running. During the previous four years we have showcased some of Lebanon’s best cinema, including the romantic ‘Caramel’, the horrific ‘Under the Bombs’, the heart breaking ‘12 Angry Lebanese’, the unforgettable ‘Every Day is a Holiday’ and last year’s award winner ‘Stray Bullet’. ‘Taxi Ballad’ and ‘Where do we go now’ have been selected as the feature films. These two movies have been selected from an ever-growing list of Lebanese cinema and we promise not to disappoint. A series of short movies will also be screened prior to each of the feature films.
On Sunday 11th November 2012, ‘Where do we go now’ takes you to a remote isolated Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The village is surrounded by land mines and only reachable by a small bridge. As civil strife engulfed the country, the women in the village learn of this fact and try, by various means and to varying success, to keep their men in the dark, sabotaging the village radio, then destroying the village TV.
On Monday 12th November 2012, ‘Taxi Ballad’ tells a story about a disenchanted taxi driver from the country moves to the big city hoping to become the greatest taxi driver in the country. While caroming the after hours streets of Beirut, he forms an unlikely bond with a bored American Pilates instructor, and shares with her stories from a better time and place, the romantic village of his childhood.
Book early and don’t miss out and we hope you enjoy the festival!