An award-winner at film festivals from Cannes to Toronto, this bittersweet crowd pleaser set box-office records in Lebanon and received a standing ovation when it played at the new Directors/new Film series in new York last year. It’s the story of a remote Lebanese village that’s suffered centuries of religious strife. The women aren’t going to take it anymore, and they band together to distract their squabbling men, hiring Ukrainian showgirls and doing everything else they can think of in their determination to keep the peace.
Winner of the people's choice award at the Toronto International Festival
Director: Nadine Labaki
RT: 110 min