By J. Hoberman
Lebanon, written and directed by Samuel Maoz, is not just the year’s most impressive first feature but also the strongest new movie of any kind I’ve seen in 2010. Actually, Lebanon — which won the Golden Lion at Venice, after being rejected by Berlin and Cannes — hardly seems like a debut, perhaps because it’s based on a scenario Maoz had been replaying in his head for nearly 30 years.
It’s evident that the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, Israel’s fifth and least defensible war, has had a remarkable re-emergence in the nation’s film industry.
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