Friday, November 29, 2013

The Lebanese Cinema Finds Humor In New Film "Bebe"

There's a new movie in town, and it has no Arabic name. This is Bebe, which she is being dubbed as a Lebanese Romantic Comedy movie featuring Youssef Al Khal, Maguy Bou Ghosn, Sultan Deeb, Mirva Kadi, Jessy Abdo, Abir Aoun, Saad Kadiri and others. For more on the film, please visit their official Facebook page

The plot is about a 33 year old mentally challenged young woman leaves her home for the first time alone, with a bag of one million dollars in cash. It's a commentary on society. The actors interviewed in this movie seem to think this film will cure cancer. The premier night, had a festival feeling. There were dozens of Lebanese stars who want to see something different.

The movie has already broke Lebanese ticket box-office for any domestic film. As the report of selling 20 thousand ticket on its first day, producers were pleased. This record sale beats any film exhibited in Lebanon for the same weekend over the past years.

I won't be going out of my way to watch this flick, but I think it's a fresh start for Lebanese cinema to try making creative films. The film seems to want o say a lot of things about hypocrisy in each our our societies and they are using this lovable character to speak truth and commentary about social and political issues.

إيلاف في كواليس العرض الأوّل لفيلم BEBE


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