Lebanese cinema is much more diverse than what is often seen in its depictions in Hollywood, where harsh landscapes and waitron cities are often displayed. In actuality, Lebanese cinema is compromised of many of the standard genres and often deals with personal and emotional insights into peoples everyday lives. Films like Caramel (2007), a romantic comedy that explores universal issues within the lives of five women, such as homosexuality and mental health, demonstrating how contemporary the Lebanese film industry is. So while there is some depiction of the harsh and war-torn landscapes of Lebanon, you can also explore the beauty and human emotion that is the driving factor in many of these Lebanese films.
Check out CulturalPulse’s shortlist of the best Lebanese films over the past 70 years below.