British Lgbt film Wasp has been banned from screening at the Beirut International Film Festival by the Lebanese Censorship Bureau.
Despite being selected by the festival’s programming team, the film has failed to receive the necessary permit from the country’s government to be screened during the event.
The move comes as a surprise as Hong Khaou’s Ben Whishaw-starring Lilting and Xavier Dolan’s Tom At The Farm - both of which highlight with Lgbt issues - were permitted to screen at the festival in 2014.
Wasp recently played at Britain’s Raindance Film Festival (Sept 23 - Oct 4), having debuted at FilmOut San Diego in May this year.
The film follows a young gay couple, Olivier (Simon Haycock) and James (Hugo Bolton), whose romantic break in the South of France is interrupted by the arrival of an old friend ([link