LGBT film ‘Wasp’ denied entry to Beirut International Film Festival

The Lebanese Censorship Bureau banned the British film, despite it being selected by the festival.

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British LGBT film Wasp has been banned from screening at the Beirut International Film Festival by the Lebanese Censorship Bureau.

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Despite being selected by the festival’s programming team, the film has failed to receive the necessary permit from the country’s government to be screened during the event.

The move comes as a surprise as Hong Khaou’s Ben Whishaw-starring Lilting and Xavier Dolan’s Tom At The Farm – both of which highlight with LGBT issues – were permitted to screen at the festival in 2014.


Wasp Synopsis

Olivier and James’ romantic break in the South of France is interrupted by the sudden arrival of Caroline. Everything seems calm as they bask in their idyllic settings, though Olivier finds himself more and more intrigued by the young woman.

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