The Insult
aka L'insulte
First screened in February 2018
Director: Ziad Doueiri. Cast: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Rita Hayek, Diamand Bou Abboud, Christine Choueiri, Talal Jurdi, Julia Kassar, Rifaat Torbey, Carlos Chahine. Screenplay: Ziad Doueiri.

Twitter Capsule: Engineered to Start Discussions but both predictable and shaky in step-by-step execution. Antic camera. Average actors.

VOR:   I'm not in an ideal position to judge its risk-taking or value in the cultural context that most closely applies. Schematic, but still not safe.

Photo © 2017 Rouge International, © 2018 Cohen Media Group

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards:
Venice Film Festival: Best Actor (El Basha)

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