22nd International Film Festival of Kerala 2017-The Insult-Opening Film
The Insult (L'insulte) ,Lebanese film directed by Ziad Doueiri, will open the 22 edition of International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).
An insult grown out of proportion and brought them in court .This Ziad Doueiri film was in competition at the Venice Film Festival ,then travelled to Telluride and Toronto, where his terrorism-themed “The Attack” premiered five years earlier,"In today's Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another"
"The tinderbox of Lebanese politics and identity sparks into a controlled conflagration in Ziad Doueiri's calculatedly explosive drama The Insult Conceived as a classic story of how a not-so-simple insult can escalate into a nationwide crisis, the film pits a belligerent Lebanese Christian mechanic with a traumatic past against an older Palestinian Muslim still unable to quietly suffer the ever-present verbal and institutional barbs against his dignity..... Doueiri sets out the issues in an easily understood, rather too obvious manner, shifting into the courtroom where the proceedings resemble one of those “Law & Order” episodes that deal with a “sensitive” topic such as abortion. Both sides get an impassioned defense, and yet, like Lebanon as a whole, there’s a whole lot talk and zero accountability"(Variety )