The Lebanese “Nocturnal Deconstruction” and the French “Climax” movies get banned at local “Maskoon” festival
General Security banned the screening of the two movies, linking drug abuse to sexuality, which of course is not the case.
Lebanese censorship strikes again. This time on Halloween, at the third edition of the “Maskoon Fantastic Film” festival, organized by Abbout Productions in collaboration with the Metropolis Association, the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) and the Cinemoz website.
The festival, which specializes in horror and thriller movies, opened with a speech announcing that “The Climax”, directed by French-Argentine Gaspard Noé and winner of the Directors’ Week Award at the Cannes Film, as well as”Nocturnal Deconstruction”, a short Lebanese film directed by Laura El Alam, have been banned from screening “for vague and unclear reasons”.
However, “Nocturnal Destruction” ended up winning the “Abbout award” in the Lebanese Short Film competition.
The two movies add to the tall of bans inflicted on the film industry in Lebanon.