Past Film/Video

The Insult

(Ziad Doueiri, 2017)

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Set in contemporary Beirut, Ziad Doueiri’s follow-up to The Attack is a resonant and compelling look at the tensions in Lebanese society. Recently nominated for an Academy Award (for best foreign language film), it’s sure to be one of the winter’s most-discussed pictures.

When an insult gets blown out of proportion, a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee find themselves facing off in court. The media circus that breaks out around the case threatens to ignite a social explosion in their divided country, forcing the trial’s participants to reconsider their lives and social prejudices. (112 mins., DCP)

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The Insult, image courtesy of the Cohen Media Group.

lawyers and their defendant in a courtroom

The Insult, image courtesy of the Cohen Media Group.

man leaning against a wall, looking down

The Insult, image courtesy of the Cohen Media Group.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Arts

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

The Insult