Where Do We Go Now- A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. The film is part of the official selection at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard parallel competition. The movie will be released on September 22nd, 2011 in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. As for France, the film is scheduled to be released on September 14th.
Director: Nadine Labaki
Writers: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily
Stars: Kevin Abboud, Claude Baz Moussawbaa and Julian Farhat
The director-actor says she drew inspiration for the film, her second, from the events of May 2008 when violence in the streets gave rise to fears of a possible civil war. The film, in which Labaki also acts, was screened at Cannes and summarized by Reuters as: “Christians and Muslims have lived side by side all their lives in the barren, sun-scorched village, but the forced confinement of a community encircled by landmines makes friction unavoidable.”