“The Insult, Lebanon’s official Oscar candidate . . . [delivers an] honest assessment of the never-ending conflict between decency and cruelty that rages in every nation, neighborhood and heart.” A. O. Scott, New York Times.
In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, the two men reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another.
R; 113 minutes; Arabic with English subtitles
Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.