Lebanese Films on the Big Screen this June!

LFF has [RELAUNCHED] and is excited to have it's final [RELAUNCH] series screening this Thursday night in Sydney.

The Sydney Film Festival is also premiering Beirut: Eye of the Storm and Costa Brava. 

In the meantime, save the date, because the Opening Night of our Tenth Anniversary will take place on Thursday, 18 August at the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown. Stay tuned for details. 

I look forward to seeing you at our forthcoming screenings. 

Camille Lattouf
Director, Lebanese Film Festival

Something of an Italian comedy Lebanese-style, C-Section is a screwball and endearing feel-good movie from Lebanon. Directed by 28-year-old David Oryan and written by Isaac Fahed, it plays almost entirely inside an upscale clinic in Beirut. An affluent married couple, Carl, played by Chadi Haddad, and his pregnant wife Ray, played by Pamela El Kik, arrive at the private Capital Boutique Hospital, where they’re treated as VIPs by the staff. For tickets and info, click here.
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Nadine Labaki and Saleh Bakri star in this story of a family that quits Beirut only to discover that escaping its chaos is not so easy. Award-winner at Toronto and London.
The Badri family decided years ago to abandon Beirut with its terrible pollution, garbage-filled streets and corruption. Souraya (Labaki, Capernaum) is a world-renowned singer, husband Walid (Bakri, Wajib) is an activist, and with their daughters and Walid’s mother, they now live in a beautiful retreat in the mountains. But their idyllic existence is shattered when men arrive to build a garbage landfill next door. Confronted by a world they thought they could leave behind, the family spirals into crisis. Made in the aftermath of the catastrophic Beirut explosion in 2020, Mounia Akl’s debut feature, which premiered at Venice and won awards in Toronto and London, is filled with both anger and charm.
For tickets and info, head to click here.
Mai Masri (3000 Nights, SFF 2016) tracks the powerful intersecting stories of four female activists involved in the 2019 uprisings in Beirut. Official selection, IDFA 2021.
“You feel humiliated from the moment you wake up,” is how artist-singer-activist Noel Keserwany describes life in the ongoing tragedy of Lebanon. When huge anti-government protests erupted in October 2019, Noel and her sister Michelle, along with journalist Hanine Rabah and Iraqi camerawoman Lujain Jo, took to the streets as both demonstrators and documenters of events. Beirut-based Palestinian female filmmaker Masri has assembled a vital and furiously propulsive essay about what these amazing women contributed to the movement and how they felt as the pandemic threatened to halt its momentum. As a male bystander says at the height of the turmoil: “There are more women than men in the revolution now.”
For tickets and info, head to click here.
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