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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 11, 2012
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $45.99
Studio: Sony Picures Home Entertainment
Lebanon’s official selection for the 2012 Academy Awards, Where Do We Go Now? is a comedy movie mixed with musical moments.
The foreign film explores religious tension in a light-hearted way. It’s set in a remote village where the church and mosque stand side by side and the village’s blowhard men are threatening to start a religious war. Tired of losing sons, husbands and fathers because of previous flare-ups, the women unite to distract their men with ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring Ukranian strippers.
Co-written and directed by Nadine Labaki (Carmel), PG-13-rated Where Do We Go Now? was screened in a limited number of theaters, to much acclaim from audiences. Moviegoers gave the film an 80% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Critics didn’t like it as much, giving the movie mixed reviews. »
Following on from Nadine Labaki’s critically-acclaimed directorial début Caramel, the young, talented film maker once again delves into the lives of Lebanese women, and once again creates a film that is as rich in poignancy as it is in affability, in the upcoming drama Where Do We Go Now?
Labaki herself stars in the film as Amale, one of many women desperately attempting to mediate between a growing feud between the Muslims and Christians in a small village in Lebanon. In a village where everybody knows everybody else residents have comfortably been living side by side for centuries despite the clash of religious beliefs separating them. Yet the country is in turmoil following the futile war between religious zealots, and the wives are desperate to steer their husbands and sons away from any potential violence.
Despite successfully hiding any national news coverage of the feud, throwing away newspapers and »
- Stefan Pape
2 items from 2012
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