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3.6
454 Ratings

Where Do We Go Now?

Et maintenant, on va où?

Directed by Nadine Labaki
Lebanon, France, 2011
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

A group of women living together in a community encircled by mines reject the religious divisions brought on by the war that set the standards for interpersonal relations on the national scene. Instead the Christian and Muslim women manage to happily coexist.

Where Do We Go Now? Directed by Nadine Labaki

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2011 | Winner: François Chalais Award

2011 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Toronto International Film Festival

2011 | Winner: People's Choice Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2011 | Winner: Best European Film (Audience Award)

Critics reviews

In her 2011 film Where Do We Go Now?, director Nadine Labaki explores the complex and taboo subjects of sectarian violence, religion, and patriarchal oppression in contemporary Lebanon—through humour expressed almost entirely by women. It’s a move that flips the script on conventional Western depictions of Middle Eastern women. In doing this, Labaki’s story of Lebanon places Western beauty firmly to one side.
August 18, 2016
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Nobody really thinks of Where Do We Go Now? as a musical, but it counts — from the women’s opening mourning dance to a delicately sung courtship scene to an extended number while the women bake hash cakes to keep the men docile to a great belly-dance routine. All throughout, the dancing and the singing create a vision of unity that the world tries to rip asunder.
October 28, 2015
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