The Insult

Gibsons, Monday February 18, 2019, 7:30 pm

Lebanon/France 2017, 112 min., drama
Director:  Ziad Doueiri

Arabic with English subtitles

Set in Beirut, and informed by Lebanon’s violent past, a trivial conflict between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee over a leaky pipe explodes into a courtroom drama that consumes a nation until the revelation of past trauma compels a reconsideration of one another along with their values and beliefs. This much awarded film is a piercing examination of human prejudice and hope for understanding.