As we are starting our movie discussion nights, in partnership with “Kayan Space” we are pleased to invite you to a attend the first one. A discussion/screening of the 1998 Lebanese Cinematic masterpiece “West Beirut” winner of the 1998 Cannes Film Festival and many other awards.
West Beirut 1998
PG-13, 1h 45min, (Comedy, Drama, Romance), Lebanon
Arabic | French, with English subtitle
In April 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, getting from West to East is a game. His mother wants to leave; his father refuses. Tarek spends time with May, a Christian, orphaned and living in his building. By accident, Tarek goes to an infamous brothel in the war-torn Olive Quarter, meeting its legendary madam, Oum Walid. He then takes Omar and May there using her underwear as a white flag for safe passage. As he comes of age, the war moves inexorably from adventure to tragedy.
Cast and Crew
Director | Ziad Doueiri
Writer | Ziad Doueiri
Cast | Rami Doueiri, Naamar Sahli, Mohamad Chamas
Price | 35SR