Ezekiel Film Production, the fledgling film financing body set up by Lebanese financier Antoun Sehnaoui in association with French actress and producer Julie Gayet, has boarded compatriot filmmaker Ziad Doueiri’s upcoming L’Insulte.
The picture, produced by Jean Bréhat and Rachid Bouchareb at Paris-based 3B Productions, is due to shoot later this year. It revolves around a trivial dispute between a Palestinian Muslim man, living in the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, and a Lebanese Christian which ends up in court and risks bringing Lebanon to the brink of war.
“The script is finished,” said Bréhat. “There’s no cast as yet but they will probably be Palestinian and Lebanese,” said Bréhat.
Doueiri’s last film The Attack, about an Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv whose life is shattered when his wife commits a suicide attack in the city, was banned