Next stop: Canberra and Newcastle

The Lebanese Film Festival is presenting a busy November of Lebanese film across Australia, with Canberra and Newcastle events coming up, and the ongoing release of Al Hayba across Australia. 

Below is list of what's coming up for LFF:


🍿 Friday, 4 November at 7.30pm. Kambri Precinct, ANU. MEMORY BOX, internationally acclaimed and Lebanon's Oscar Nomination. Click here for tickets.

🍿 Saturday, 5 November at 7.30pm. Kambri Precinct, ANU. Comedy film, C-SECTION. Click here for tickets.

🍿 Sunday, 6 November at 4.00pm. Kambri Precinct, ANU. COSTA BRAVA, starring Nadine Labaki. Click here for tickets.


🍿 Friday 11 November at 6.00pm. Highly anticipated film, AL HAYBA, screening at Hoyts Charlestown. Click here for tickets.

🍿 Saturday, 12 November at 6.00pm. A film by Michael Kammoun, BEIRUT HOLD'EM, screening at Hoyts Charlestown. Click here for tickets.


The highly anticipated film, Al Hayba, is now screening in:

🍿 Sydney - Bankstown, Wetherill Park, Eastgardens, Mt Druitt, Chatswood Mandarin, Penrith, Blacktown. 

🍿 Melbourne - Broadmeadows, Chadstone, Highpoint, Melbourne Central, Northland, Victoria Gardens

🍿 Perth - Carousel

🍿 Adelaide - Norwood

🍿 Brisbane - Stafford

🍿 Canberra - Woden

For links to Al Hayba screenings, click here.

Friday, 7.30pm at Kampri Cultural Precinct ANU, Canberra [FREE]

Maia, a single mother, lives in Montreal with her teenage daughter, Alex. On Christmas Eve, they receive an unexpected delivery: notebooks, tapes, and photos Maia sent to her best friend from 1980’s Beirut. Maia refuses to open the box or confront its memories, but Alex secretly begins diving into it. Between fantasy and reality, Alex enters the world of her mother’s tumultuous, passionate adolescence during the Lebanese civil war, unlocking mysteries of a hidden past.

“Outstanding performances – a triumph”.

To register for Free tickets, click here.
Saturday, 12 November, 6.00pm - Hoyts Charlestown
Beirut Hold’em is a slow burn depiction of four middle-class men, fighting their way in a country on the edge of war and bankruptcy. Instability is the norm, everyday is a high wire act and existence is a roll of the dice.

For tickets and info, click here.
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle, Canberra

The Lebanese Film Festival has released Al Hayba nationally in cinemas across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Newcastle and Brisbane. Based on the popular Al Hayba series, the movie is a drama of hostages, murder and tit for tats. The murderer of Jabal’s father, is spotted alive in Bulgaria. Jabal heads a fierce hunt passing by Bulgaria and Istanbul, with the aim to bring Nazem back to justice to Al Hayba. The film stars Taim Hasan, Mona Wassef, Said Serhan, Rafic Ali Ahmad, Mohammad Akil.

For tickets and info, click here.
By popular request, our newsletter will now give you updates on where you can watch Lebanese films from the comfort of your own home. Each edition, we'll share three Lebanese films that are available online or through streaming platforms.

🍿 THE COMBINATION on Netflix, written by Australian-Lebanese film maker, George Basha. Set in the Western suburbs of Sydney, Lebanese-Australian John is released from goal to find his younger brother Charlie caught in the very same world of crime that put him behind bars.

🍿 UNDER THE BOMBS, Netflix. Directed by Philippe Aractingi. In the wake of Israel's 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman finds her way into the country convincing a taxi cab driver to take a risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her son.

🍿 WHERE DO WE GO NOW, on Google Play or Youtube. Directed by Nadine Labaki and previously screened at the Lebanese Film Festival. A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.
Nadi Sha, a local Australian-Lebanese film maker has released his first feature film, Everything in Between, showing in cinemas this weekend and next week. 

An alienated teenager learns to find meaning and purpose through the pain of love and loss in this Australian drama. For details, head here. See David Stratton's review below.

For tickets and info, click here.


James El Azzi, who presented his film at the Lebanese Film Festival in 2022, is readying for his next film. If you'd like to support this, or seek further information, email us and we'll send you more info.
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