8th edition: 10 April – 14 April 2019

The Insult (2018 Feature Film)

It starts as a minor altercation between hot-tempered Lebanese-Christian Toni and Palestinian-born contractor Yasser. But their quarrel escalates to a national crisis when it ends up in a court case that leads to a media storm. It becomes apparent that the old wounds of the Lebanese Civil War have not yet healed.

It all starts so low-key. Some water leaks from Toni’s balcony onto the contractor Yasser. He says something about it and Toni curses back. An ordinary quarrel like so many, every day. But this is Beirut, and Toni and Yasser stand on different sides of a deep political, cultural and religious rift.

As a result, their personal feud quickly escalates into a national commotion. Hot-tempered Toni is a Christian, from a group that feels increasingly threatened in today’s Lebanon. Yasser is a Palestinian refugee. Both feel personally hurt by the insults the other throws at them. The two are forced to face up to their deep-rooted prejudice.
Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri shot his previous film, The Attack, in Israel – and this also resulted in a furore in his homeland. This time he aims his arrows at Lebanon itself, where the old wounds of the Civil War that ended in 1990 are ignored but in fact are still painfully open.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 12 April 2018

Time: 13:45

Duration: 1:25

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 16:30

Duration: 1:25

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 11:00

Duration: 1:25

Year in Festival 2019
Director Raymi Sambo
Camera Robert M. Berger
Cast Perla Thissen
  Jaike Belfor
  Erwin Boschmans
  Jonata Taal
Country The Netherlands
Editor Jelle Helwig
Language Dutch
Length 90′
Music Tim Janssens
Producer Barend van Balen
  Dave Damon
Production Company Stichting Raymi Sambo Maakt & WonderPix
Production Design Allard Derksen
Scenario Esther Duysker
  Raymi Sambo
Sound Design Olivier Rekers
Year of Production 2018