The Insult

112m, DCP, Lebanon/France/Belgium/Cyprus/U.S.

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened January 12–April 19, 2018

Beirut, present day. After a seemingly mundane disagreement, Toni, a hot-headed Lebanese Christian mechanic, and Yasser, a laconic Palestinian building foreman, exchange incendiary words that explode into an argument, followed by a legal showdown that finally escalates into a full-blown national crisis. A tense political drama with the energy and verve of a crackling thriller, The Insult (from the director of the acclaimed The Attack) is an up-to-the-second relevant dispatch on the volatility of the modern Middle East—and the male ego. A Cohen Media Group release

Nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival

In Arabic with English subtitles

A film by Ziad Doueiri

Undeniably exhilarating.”

The New York Times