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Beyond the Cedars : Lebanese Celluloid

by Edwin N
Films 44
Comments 7
Followers 98

Lebanon never truly had the luxury to afford itself a proper “film industry”.
Lebanese films are mostly funded and produced by foreign production houses, mostly European.
The average number of films made per year in the country is 12 (approx.). This number does not take into consideration Lebanese-Egyptian co-productions that are usually shot in Gulf countries and produced by private Egyptian studios but featuring local talent.
Lebanese cinema has first been internationally mapped in 1998, with the release of “West Beirut”, which later became a cult classic featured on Rosenbaum’s list of...

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