Gives Hope Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum - serious contender for the Cannes 2018 Palme d’or

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  • Dark Angel

    Dark Angel

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    It seems this realization is lost on most HA supporters. Yes, their courage is admirable, but for what end? Endless wars, darkness, and fascistic theocracy?

    It is precisely because half the equation is missing from HA's agenda that it is becoming increasingly difficult to support them.

    When a Christian singer like Julia Boutros sings in praise of HA, but they are incapable of offering a simple congratulations to a Christian director without having a jealous fit, it does not bode well for the future of the relationship.
    there are several wings within HA it seems with different degrees of extremism and with different ideologies, they are being bound by the bigger themes, but the differences on the secondary issues seem to surface every and now and then. so far they are still being manageable, but the glimpses we get at the cultural divides are pretty concerning.. there is no reason whatsoever to be aggressive towards a Lebanese accomplishment, and it may be religious in nature, but the question remains, what do we intend to do with Lebanon when we solve the major issues? turn it into a mini-iran at a time when iran itself is slowly changing and rejecting the fundamental ideologies at least on a social and day to day life levels.
     
    gramsci

    gramsci

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    Congratulation for Nadin Labaki , she give hopes that this corner of the world still able to produce something useful for humanity ..--
    rather than immigrants , islamic fanatism, backwardness and wars ...
     
    AtheistForJesus

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    At the risk of sounding like a contrarian, but I think people should be entitled to have their opinion regarding what constitutes a "national achievement". As long as they don't try to impose their views on other, I'm fine with them criticizing my work or undermining my accomplishments.
    That's what true democracy is all about.

    Manar's tweet was ill-timed and unnecessary, but it's an opinion. That's OK in my book.
    At the same time, I'm glad the Ministry of Culture isn't run by Hizbullah.
     
    AtheistForJesus

    AtheistForJesus

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    As I expected the film is a cliche tear-keeper with a silly script. (Like every film by Nadine)

    The bad reviews are starting to come in.
    Cannes was never a reference. It's the Oscars that count.
     
    Iron Maiden

    Iron Maiden

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    As I expected the film is a cliche tear-keeper with a silly script. (Like every film by Nadine)

    The bad reviews are starting to come in.
    Cannes was never a reference. It's the Oscars that count.
    Thats the winning recie of every indie movie, nothing new here.. how else are u gonna win the votes of a self rightous jury dead set on making the world a better place one movie at a time? :p
     
    AtheistForJesus

    AtheistForJesus

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    Thats the winning recie of every indie movie, nothing new here.. how else are u gonna win the votes of a self rightous jury dead set on making the world a better place one movie at a time? :p
    Hahaha. I somehow agree. But still there are indie movies that strike a balance between without being too cheesy or overly sentimental. Nadine's film has a very naive plot to being with: a boy suing his parents for having brought him into this world. Plz...it's poverty porn, nothing more.

    PS: I meant to say tear-jerker in my last post, not tear-keeper. Stupid auto-correct.
     
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    joseph_lubnan

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    Hahaha. I somehow agree. But still there are indie movies that strike a balance between without being too cheesy or overly sentimental. Nadine's film has a very naive plot to being with: a boy suing his parents for having brought him into this world. Plz...it's poverty porn, nothing more.

    PS: I meant to say tear-jerker in my last post, not tear-keeper. Stupid auto-correct.
    Don't hate the player, hate the game :)
    She did well winning.
     
    AtheistForJesus

    AtheistForJesus

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    So as expected, Roma won Best Picture.

    But the real question is why did Nadine Labaki choose to attend the Oscars in an "em el 3arouss" gown?

    This color does absolutely nothing for her. She looks tired and washed out.
    And let's not talk about the hair...

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    Saj

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    So as expected, Roma won Best Picture.

    But the real question is why did Nadine Labaki choose to attend the Oscars in an "em el 3arouss" gown?

    This color does absolutely nothing for her. She looks tired and washed out.
    And let's not talk about the hair...

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    She’s at the Oscars for her artistic achievement and your commentary is about her appearance?
     
    AtheistForJesus

    AtheistForJesus

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    She’s at the Oscars for her artistic achievement and your commentary is about her appearance?
    Don't be a drama queen. Fashion and the Oscars go hand in hand. Just because I'm criticizing her red carpet look, that doesn't mean I'm not proud of her artistic achievements.

    But this is once-in-a-lifetime appearance and she went for a not so-flattering look. Dommage.
     
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