‘Where Do We Go Now’, by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, has debuted successfully at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, often seen as a forerunner to the Oscars.
Set in a remote village in Lebanon, the film tells the story of a group of Muslim and Christian women who employ a variety of distractions to prevent their menfolk from becoming involved in sectarian violence.
While appearing light-hearted, the film deals with serious themes.
Director Nadine Labaki said: “I don’t do politics, I don’t have the power to change anything, I don’t know anything about politics, maybe I can change things through a film, or maybe I can make people listen to me. If I cannot make people listen to me in a conversation, because they think I am too naive, maybe through a film I can make people listen.”