Director-actor Nadine Labacki follows up her 2007 film CARAMEL with this politically charged musical comedy.
Tired of mourning husbands and sons, the women of a remote Lebanese village in which Christians and Muslims live side by side come up with creative ways to keep remaining loved ones from violence. The women sabotage the only television in the village, hire a busload of provocative Ukrainian strippers to distract the men and…well, let’s just say these beleaguered and bereaved ladies go to even larger extremes to keep the peace.
Gorgeous cinematography, elaborate music sequences and a deft comic eye helps WHERE DO WE GO NOW? tackle the often harsh realities of Lebanon’s fractured society.
Born in 1974 in Lebanon, Nadine Labaki received a degree in film studies from Beirut’s Saint Joseph University (IESAV). Her 1997 film, 11 RUE PASTEUR, was named the best short film at the Biennale of Arab Cinema in 1998. In 2004 she participated in the Résidence at Cannes, where she finished writing her first feature film, CARAMEL, which was presented at the 2007 Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. In 2009 she gave birth to a son and wrote WHERE DO WE GO NOW?, her second feature film.