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The Insult


THE INSULT - Monday 29 October 2018
Directed by Ziad Doueiri
France/Lebanon/ Cyprus (Subtitled) 
112 mins

In today's Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another. This thrilling and superbly performed moral fable serves as both a smart and thought provoking piece of entertainment and a deeply affecting plea for empathy and conciliation.

Widely heralded at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, The Insult was nominated as Lebanon’s entry in the Best Foreign Language film award at the Oscars.




“Superbly acted by all concerned, and filmed in an unobtrusive, loosely fluid style, The Insult is provocative and inclusive.” – David Stratton,The Australian.

“"The Insult" doesn't offer a tidy resolution or easy answers - just a lot of questions worth pondering...” Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

“Director Ziad Doueiri's Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar nominee from Lebanon is a crackling legal thriller that boils down centuries of Middle Eastern conflict into one reckless insult - and lets the sparks fly.”- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

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In 2017 NFS purchased and donated two Canon digitial cameras to Noosa District High School for their Film, Television and New Media students.  Here is one of the genre trailers presented at their end of year 'Noscars' event - Agent of A.S.S. by Ben Axiak.

NOOSA 5 Screenings

Don't miss The Chaperone,Top End Wedding and Poms and coming up at the end of May, Rocketman. For details and screening times, please visit the Noosa Cinemas  website.


Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:15pm.  Monday screening times are 10:00am and  6:30pm (with allocated seating).  Please give yourself plenty of time to park and buy your choc tops!

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May 22, 27; June 12, 17, 26; July 17, 22, 31; August 14, 219, 28; September 11, 16; October 9, 23, 28; November 13, 18, 27; December 11.