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For the laughs and the tears

September 23, 2011

Thank you Nadine for the laughs and the tears. It is not fair to write a review about the movie at this point, maybe after it’s been in the theatre for a while and enough people have seen it… and i always had my doubts about Lebanese actors, wow! those are some good actors! wow! chapeau bas!

The perfect combination of artistic direction and innovation, heart wrenching drama and witty lines! … a master piece.. it has left a theatre of people full of their laughter and their tears… from the artistically shocking beginning to the more shocking end!

IMDB’s plot: “A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village”

The movie got the lot of us watching the movie, how can we implement it to make a change in our real Lebanon, our scattered identity and crumbling religions, where do we go now? how? and what does it take? A lot more than what we are doing now that’s for sure! It is a movie to sleep on, soak in and accept as a fact and a conscious decision to go somewhere…

Where do we go now? و هلأ لّوين؟ - Nadine Labaky

Where do we go now? و هلأ لّوين؟ - Nadine Labaky

The movie is playing in all Empire theaters in Lebanon, call head, the theaters are packed!

P.S. If you find the DVD and soundtrack on sale somewhere let me know!

And it would watch it again, a few more times, in the theatre..

In the press:

[some IMDB reviews]

Indie Wire: Interview with Nadine Labaki – Director of Where Do We Go Now?

LATimes: Toronto 2011: ‘Where Do We Go Now,’ ‘Island President’ win awards

Seattle Times: TIFF top award goes to “Where Do We Go Now?”

Entertainment Weekly: Toronto: Lebanese film ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ wins audience prize

HitFix: The Long Shot: Where DO we go now?

Screen Daily: Where Do We Go Now?, The Raid among TIFF winners

Forbes/AP: Filmmaker Nadine Labaki is new face of Lebanon

Washington Post: Filmmaker and actress Nadine Labaki is the fresh new face of Lebanon

In the blogs:

Beirut with funk: Marry someone from another sect!

A Separate state of mind: Nadine Labaki’s New Movie: Where Do We Go Now (W Halla2 Lawein)

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  1. September 25, 2011 4:26 pm

    I noticed that on Amazon the movie is one of the suggested searches (even though the dvd isn’t hasn’t hit the shelves yet). Looks like a lot people want to watch this movie (me included)..

  2. September 26, 2011 11:50 pm

    hey, the soundtrack is being sold at virgin megastore
    I bought it the moment i went out of the theater the day we the group went together

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