Country: Lebanon ( 70 )

Where Do We Go Now? (2011)

Comedy, Drama

Christians and Muslims lived peacefully together for years in this small Lebanese village, but animosities begin to build among the men as a result of slights and misunderstandings. The women of the village conspire to avert sectarian strife though a series of harebrained plans, none of which succeeds in slowing down the escalating spiral of violence. When tragedy strikes, the women find themselves driven to make a deeply personal sacrifice for the sake of peace.
Director: Nadine Labaki
Stars: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Leyla Hakim, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, ...

From A to B (2014)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Three estranged childhood friends (Omar, Ramy, Jay), travel on a road trip from Abu Dhabi to Beirut in memory of their lost friend. If what happens en route doesn't make them crazy, it might just bring them closer.
Director: Ali F. Mostafa
Stars: Madeline Zima, Ali Suliman, Ahd, Christina Ulfsparre, ...

She and Politics (2014)

Action

After a violent breakup with Saeid, a prominent politician's son, (played by Nadim Lahham), Jihan Nasr (played by Yara Fares) will stop at nothing to bring Saeid and his father, Minister Refaat, down (played by Micheal Tabet) and expose their corruption. She is further aided by a journalist (Stephany Ghafary) and buys some insiders. But elections are near and the Minister will apply all means to suppress her and her friends.
Director: Rami Kaddoura
Stars: Yara Fares, Stephany Ghafary, Mirvat Hakim, Nadim Laham, ...

Neswen (2014)

Comedy

Neswen tells the story of Saber, a male chauvinistic butcher who, one day, decides to close up shop after a dreadful encounter with an annoying female customer. On his way back home, he crashes into a car that had ran a red light. Furious to discover that the driver is also a female, he threatens to kill her with his butcher knife, which lands him 3 years in jail. After serving his sentence, he gets out only to find that women had revolted against the rule of men and established an entirely new system where men are the underdogs, second class citizens. The new societal norms impose the same harsh restrictions on males that he had always thought should be imposed on women, and now he has to get creative in order to adapt to this nightmare, or try to change it!
Director: Sam Andraos
Stars: Antoinette Akiki, Joseph Azoury, Nada Abou Farhat, Zeina Makki, ...

Wasp (2015)

Drama, Romance

Olivier and James' romantic break in the South of France is interrupted by the sudden arrival of Caroline. Friendships are questioned; sexuality tested.
Director: Philippe Audi-Dor
Stars: Simon Haycock, Elly Condron, Hugo Bolton

Insan Hayawan Chay' (2014)

Thriller

Three students Ramzi, Sam and Sahar sent by their psychology teacher Nour to a Lebanese village Ain AL Jen to investigate a series of supernatural activities.
Director: Abdallah Sfeir
Stars: Issam Al Achkar, Nader Dernaika, Julian Farhat, Michel Khabbaz, ...

Ghadi (2013)

Comedy, Drama, Family

In a small neighborhood of a traditional Lebanese coastal town, Leba (Georges Khabbaz), a music instructor, marries his childhood sweetheart Lara. To the dismay of his family, neighbors, and friends, he has a first baby girl and then a second one. Lara is pregnant for the third time, and yes, it's a BOY! However, medical tests show that the boy will have special needs. Will Leba and Lara keep the baby? Will little Ghadi become a burden on the family, or will he be its pride and joy? Expect strange phenomena to affect the behavior and beliefs of that little town's population.
Director: Amin Dora
Stars: Georges Khabbaz, Lara Rain, Emmanuel Khairallah, Camille Salameh, ...

Ladder to Damascus (2013)

Drama, History, War

Ghalia is inhabited by the soul of Zeina, a girl who drowned the day she was born. Haunted by Zeina's past life, Ghalia travels to Damascus to study acting and understand her present condition. She meets Fouad an aspiring filmmaker who becomes fascinated by Ghalia's duality. He takes her under his wing and helps her find a place to live in a Damascene house, now converted into a dorm inhabited by young Syrians from different regions. Within the confines of the house and its ancient courtyard, Fouad's love for Ghalia and Zeina blossoms while the tumultuous events in Syria start unfolding in the streets around them gradually encroaches on their idyllic isolation.
Director: Mohamed Malas
Stars: Gianna Aanid, Izzat Abou Jabal, Hussein Al Shazli, Nohad Assi, ...

Bebe (2013)

Comedy, Family, Romance

A 33 year old Mentally impaired girl leaves her home for the first time alone, with a bag of one million dollars in cash.
Director: Elie F. Habib
Stars: Jessy Abdo, Sultan Deeb, Youssef El Khal, Maguy Bou Ghosen, ...

Habbet Loulou (2013)

Comedy, Drama

In modern day Lebanon, in a country divided between those who have too little and those who have too much, three women try to defy their social labeling and incapability.
Director: Layal M. Rajha
Stars: Takla Chamoun, Zeina Makki, Lorraine Kodeih, Elie Mitri, ...

Heritages (2013)

Biography, Drama

When director Philippe Aractingi is forced to leave his motherland for the third time, the realisation dawns on him: his ancestors have been fleeing wars for five generations. Exploring his roots, Aractingi goes back to the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the creation of Israel and the Lebanese Civil War. Experimenting with a radical new film-making style, he interlaces directed scenes and archive images with video-filmed personal diaries, family photos and super 8 reels.
Director: Philippe Aractingi
Stars:

Dodgem (2013)

Drama

In an insecure suburb of Beirut, a Lebanese transvestite, meets a Spanish model who poses for a photographic project and both set up a bizarre relationship. The project is blocked. Nothing happens as predicted. In the street, young boys beat some people with slingshots.
Director: Christophe Karabache
Stars: Pascale Habib, Christophe Karabache, Vanesa Prieto, Shaker Shihane, ...

My Last Valentine in Beirut in 3D (2012)

Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

The true story of a fake identity. Is she a prostitute who will commit suicide or just a virtual character in an unfinished film by a crazy color blind director?
Director: Salim el Turk
Stars: Lorraine Kodeih, Shady Hanna, Ziad Said, Aziz Abdo, ...

Tannoura Maxi (2011)

Drama, Romance

It was the summer of 82, when a priest, about to be ordered, was exhausted by temptations and an arrogant girl felt passionately in love... A sifted memory and a personal history of a narrator who tells with nostalgia and poetry the meeting of his parents until their marriage...
Director: Joe Bou Eid
Stars: Joy Karam, Chady Tineh, Carol Abboud, Diamand Bou Abboud, ...

What's Going On? (2009)

Adventure, Fantasy, Musical

At bottom is a tale of exploring the imagination of a writer, plus a tale of exploring the city of Beirut. The film deals with the initiation to love and the female soul.
Director: Jocelyn Saab
Stars: Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez, Joumana Haddad, Raia Haidar, Jalal Khoury, ...

I Want to See (2008)

Drama

July 2006. Another war breaks out in Lebanon. The directors decide to follow a movie star, Catherine Deneuve and a friend, actor and artist Rabih Mroue;, on the roads of South Lebanon. Together, they will drive through the regions devastated by the conflict. It is the beginning of an unpredictable, unexpected adventure...
Director: Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Curmi, Joseph Silva, Joana Hadjithomas, ...

Caramel (2007)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Six women in Beirut seek love, marriage, and companionship and find duty, friendship, and possibility. Four work at a salon: Nisrine, engaged to Bassam, with a secret she shares with her co-workers; Jamale, a divorced mother of teens, a part-time model, fearing the encroachment of time; Rima, always in pants, attracted to Siham, a client who smiles back; Layale, in love with a married man, willing to drop everything at a honk of his horn. There's also Rose, a middle-aged seamstress, who cares for Lili, old and facing dementia. Rose has a suitor; Layale has an admirer on the police force. Is delight a possibility? Is caramel a sweet or an instrument of pain?
Director: Nadine Labaki
Stars: Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Al Massri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad, ...

From My Window, Without a Home... (2006)

Drama

After abandoning her four-year-old daughter in Lebanon to pursue a better life in Quebec, Sana cuts every link to her Lebanese ties and never looks back. That is until her daughter, now 21, shows up in Montreal for a visit. This film explores what it means to be free for a woman.
Director: Maryanne Zéhil
Stars: Louise Portal, Renée Thomas, Walid Al Alayli, Jean-François Blanchard, ...

Kiss Me Not on the Eyes (2005)

Drama, Romance

After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian poetry without any body movement. She explain to the perplexed jury that a woman can't move her body or evoke act of love when society ask women to hide their femininity. She is selected and meet Beshir, an intellectual and activist who will supervise her thesis on ecstasy in Sufi love poetry. Their attraction is mutual. This could be liberation for Dunia but the constraints on women in Egyptian society goes deeper than she suspects.
Director: Jocelyn Saab
Stars: Hanan Turk, Mohamed Mounir, Fathy Abdel Wahab, Sawsan Badr, ...