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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.

Upcoming Events & Info


Noosa Film Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 18th March at 6.30pm at Noosa 5, preceding the NFS screening. Nominations are invited from members who would like to join the management committee. Please contact Holly Pittman on 0402 255 027 or by email ( for further information. Nominations close on 4th March.

NOOSA 5 Screenings

Don't miss The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book, all these films are up for Academy Awards. 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!

Diarise these Dates for 2019

February 18, 27; March 13, 18, 27; April 24, 29; May 8, 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.