These Arab Films Won Awards in the Toronto Film Festival

The 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival was held from 5 to 15 September 2019 and two Arab films won awards for their mind-blowing creations. Alluring Lebanese Actor, Writer, and Director Nadine Labaki is also back on her success streak, this time in front of the camera as a school teacher. The films showcase war and violence in Lebanon and Syria with underlining symbolism of friendship, hope and gender roles in the Middle East. Both buzzed about films are qualified for the Oscars foreign film awards, our fingers are crossed!

Starring Oscar nominated director, Nadine Labaki, the Arabic film is set in Lebanon 1982. The emotional thought provoking tale surrounds Zain, a street smart mature 12-year old boy and his suffering, while keeping friendships and hope. His resentment towards his parents for neglect pushed their pained son to sue them. The drama landed an impressive 71th spot on the Guardians The 100 best films of the 21st century list amongst many award winning and block buster picks.

Oscar-nominated director Feras Fayyad filmed The Cave between 2016 and 2018, telling his story of returning to Syria. The film follows a team of doctors treating patients in an underground hospital while fighting blunt sexism. The documentary was picked dup by National Geographic and will be aired in US theatres October 18, soon the UK, and hopefully the Oscars!

WE SAID THIS: Marbouk to the winners!

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