I don’t follow Lebanese TV series but every time I spot one of these shows on TV, I find the same people acting. Whether it’s drama, comedy, action, family, lifestyle, Syrian-Lebanese, Egyptian-Lebanese, Turkish-Lebanese or any type for that sake, you always find the same people in different roles, as if we only have a dozen of actors in Lebanon and that’s about it.
It seems that they haven’t been able to restore their account yet as it’s still under a different handle. I don’t know who did it but that’s very wrong from them. You may disagree with a channel but there’s no need to hack its account.
Mafimetlo actually made the first commercial a bit funnier now lol!
Ghadi is one of the best Lebanese films I’ve ever watched and deserves to be awarded. Congrats to Amin Dora!
Here’s my [review] in case you missed it. You can also check this [video] from the Busan International Film which shows director Amin Dora receive his award.
Thousands of people who disappeared during the war in Lebanon and its aftermath are still missing today. The government has done nothing to clarify the fate of the missing persons, and the families are still waiting. Waynon is about six Lebanese women representing three generations, each one still waiting for the man in her life who was kidnapped during the Lebanese Civil War and is still missing.
It will be out on October 30.
He looks more like Georges Clooney than Robin Williams.
I have no idea who’s behind Beirut Plus TV but it looks cool. I will ask around see what I can find.
Nadine Labaki is directing and starring in one segment from the movie Rio, I love you. The movie is set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro and will be out on October 2nd.
The 2014 edition of the Beirut International Film Festival is taking place between 1 and 9 October at Planète Abraj Cinemas. The opening film will be “Clouds of SILS MARIA” by Olivier Assayas and the closing film is “A Most Wanted Man” By Anton Corbijn.
You can check out the full screening schedule [here].
Domestic violence and marital rape are still unfortunately very common in Lebanon and there are still no laws to properly protect women from abusive and possessive husbands. It’s hard to believe but a woman was killed each month in Lebanon as a result of domestic violence between 2010 and 2014.
Amal tells the story of a young woman who wants to escape her abusing and insanely possessive husband, only to find out that her freedom carries a very high price. Yasmine wants her movie to be “a tribute to all these women, young or old, battered or raped, physically beaten up or psychologically humiliated” and is hoping that it will contribute to making a change somehow.
The screenplay was developed at the Cinephilia Productions Screenwriting Lab for Shorts in 2013 and was awarded the Best Screenplay Award by a Jury selection committee in New York, representing Beirut, so it deserves our support whether by spreading the word or funding it.
You can show your support [Here].