Movie: The Insult
This is the Lebanese nominee for Foreign Language Film, and it's a riveting courtroom drama centered on an altercation between a Lebanese Christian man and a Palestinian refugee. This was completely compelling both as a story in and of itself and as a window into the complicated religious and political situation in Lebanon, and it definitely made me want to learn more about the country's history.
Availability: Currently in some theaters and opening in more soon.
Foreign Language Film: Absolutely. This was a compelling narrative with great acting that told an important story about its country.
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