Lebanese film festival an option for the weekend

24 de novembro de 2017

São Paulo – The Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center is currently hosting the festival Este é o Líbano (This is Lebanon) - Panorama of Lebanese Cinema. The event opened on Thursday (23) and is running until November 29 at São Paulo’s Espaço Itaú de Cinema Augusta and Rio de Janeiro’s Espaço Itaú de Cinema Botafogo.

Showing in Rio over the weekend will be Assad Fouladkar’s “Halal Love” (2015), a comedy-drama that tells the interconnected stories of four Muslim men and women as they try to juggle their love lives and desires while avoiding breaking religious rules.

Another film to be featured in Rio, on Saturday, is “Single, Married, Divorced” (2014), a social comedy directed by Elie Khalifé about four women pushing 40 and struggling with pressure about their being single.

In São Paulo, documentary “The Lebanese Rocket Society” (2012) is about a space travel project that ran from 1960 to 1966 in Lebanon.

Also showing in the city, Danielle Arbid’s “Fearless” (2015) is a drama that tells the story of Lina, a 17-year-old Lebanese girl who moves into Paris to attend school, and this enables her to find herself and build self-confidence.

The festival is sponsored by Lebanon’s Libank and relies on support from organizations including the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. To register for tickets or to see the full program, go to

Quick facts

“Este é o Líbano” - Panorama of Lebanese Cinema
November 23 to 29
In São Paulo: Espaço Itaú de Cinema Augusta, Room 3, Rua Augusta, 147, Consolação
In Rio: Espaço Itaú de Cinema Botafogo, Sala 4, Praia de Botafogo, 316, Botafogo
Free admission

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum