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Where do we go now? “EVERY WORD RESONATES LIKE A GUNSHOT” “EVERY BODY GESTURE SHAKES THE EARTH” Hala2 La Wein

Stars Claude Moussawbaa, Layla Hakim, Antoinette Noufily, Yvonne Maalouf, Adel Karam and Nadine Labaki as Amal, a Christian woman who has feelings for a Muslim man Rabih (Julian Farhat), both of whom live in a secluded village inhabited by Christians and Muslims. With English Subtitles.

Award-winning Lebanese director Nadine Labaki created this film and acts in it. Set against the backdrop of a war-torn country, it follows the story of a group of Muslim and Christian women and their determination to protect their isolated, mine-encircled community from the pervasive and divisive outside forces that threaten to destroy their village. United by a common cause, their unwavering friendships are tested to the limits, but how far will they go to stop their sons, husbands and fathers from violence? Filled with dark humour and sobering insights, it questions sectarian divisions and the role of women during difficult times.


AN UNFORGETABLE MUST SEE FILM

Film starts at: 7pm Monday, 3rd December 2012. at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) THE MALL, LONDON SW1Y 5AH. Close tube: Charing Cross Tickets can be purchased at the door (from 5:30pm) – £12 (CASH ONLY PLEASE)

WINNER FRANCOIS CHALAIS PRIZE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL THE ACADEMY AWARDS LEBANON’S OFFICIAL SUBMISSION BEST FOREIGN FILM WINNER AUDIENCE AWARDS TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL Lebanon, 2011 | Director: Nadine Labaki | Length: 110 mins

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