Where Do We Go Now?

Institute History

  • 2012 Sundance Film Festival


A striking follow-up to her 2007 international hit, Caramel, Nadine Labaki’s musical comedy Where Do We Go Now? offers a wildly creative take on the intractable religious conflict in Lebanon.

Fed up with mourning their husbands and sons, the women of a remote Lebanese village, where Christians and Muslims live side by side, concoct radically inventive schemes to prevent sectarian violence from further corrupting their loved ones. To quash interreligious conflicts, the women are not above sabotaging the village’s sole television, colluding with the priest and imam, nor enlisting a busload of sexy Ukrainian strippers to distract their men.

Through Labaki’s wonderfully insightful comic eye, Where Do We Go Now? confronts the hard truths of Lebanon’s fractured society, offering an alternate vision of transcendence and unity. Spirited musical sequences capture the magical qualities of this place and these people, illuminating the absurd nature of a war between brothers.

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