Nadine Labaki’s “Where Do We Go Now?” has officially been chosen as Lebanon’s entry into the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 2012 Academy Awards. It screens at the Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow.
The film premiered in the “Un Certain Regard” section at Cannes this year and is still seeking distribution. Labaki’s previous success, “Caramel,” was Lebanon’s entry for the 2007 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.
The synopsis per the release:
A heart-warming tale of a group of women’s determination to protect their isolated, mine-encircled community from the pervasive and divisive outside forces that threaten to destroy it. United by a common cause, the women’s unwavering friendship transcends, against all odds, the religious fault lines which crisscross their society and they hatch some extraordinarily inventive and often comical plans, in order to distract the village’s menfolk and defuse any signs of inter-religious tensions. A series of chaotic incidents tests the women’s ingenuity as they manage, with sass, to successfully stave off the fall out from the distant war. But when events take a tragic turn, just how far will the women go in order to prevent bloodshed and turmoil?