Netflix launches ‘Made in Lebanon’ collection spotlighting Lebanese stories and storytellers
Cancel your plans and fluff your pillows because Netflix has your weekend sorted.
The streaming service has released 34 Lebanese films in a collection titled Made in Lebanon to showcase the very best of Lebanese cinema and to celebrate the creativity of its storytellers.
The collection features something for everyone; whether you love a little satire, are a sucker for romance or like to spend films firmly planted at the edge of your seat.
Explore Lebanon’s rich heritage through critically acclaimed films like Where Do We Go Now (وهلا لوين) by Nadine Labaki, Under the Bombs (تحت القصف) by Philippe Aractingi and The Kite (طيارة من ورق) by Randa Chahal Sabagh, as well as the Oscar-nominated Incendies by Wajdi Mouawad.
Made in Lebanon not only highlights award-winning films but celebrates outstanding talent in all aspects of filmmaking including sound editing, directing and screenplay.
Nadine Labaki is grateful for another opportunity to share her films with a worldwide audience and shared how it acts as a time capsule to see Beirut before the devastating explosion
. “I am especially happy to see Caramel on Netflix, particularly because it
was shot on the streets of Beirut and the Gemmayzeh neighbourhood;the heart of the city that was unfortunately decimated.
In a sense this is my personal memory of the beautiful streets, the old homes and shops and buildings, of all these places that may never be the same again.”
In a touching tribute to Maroun Baghdadi, often regarded as the best Lebanese filmmaker of his generation, Netflix has restored Out of Life, The Little Wars, We Are All For The Fatherland and Beirut Oh Beirut from VHS to make them available on a streaming platform for the first time.
“Three decades later, Maroun’s legacy is more relevant than ever and etched in people’s memory.
Thanks to Netflix, his prolific work will find access to the worldwide audience it deserves,” shares his wife, Souraya Baghdadi.