May 11, 2012
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Nadine Labaki
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Rodney Al Haddad, Thomas Bidegain
Starring: Nadine Labaki, Leyla Fouad, Claude Msawbaa, Antoinette El-Noufaily
From Lebanese Writer/Director/Actress Nadine Labaki ("Caramel") comes "Where Do We Go Now?", a heart-warming tale of a group of women’s determination to protect their community from the outside forces that threaten to destroy it. Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, the film follows the antics of the town's Muslim and Christian women, heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups, in their efforts to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. The women of the town’s unwavering friendship transcends the religious fault lines of their society, and they hatch some extraordinarily inventive plans to distract their men, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers. A series of chaotic incidents tests the women’s ingenuity as they manage to stave off the fall out from the distant war. But when events take a tragic turn, just how far will these women go to prevent bloodshed and turmoil?