Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:16:21 GMT | By Tom Phillips and Francis Whittaker
The Venice Film Festival’s history of controversy

Lebanon, 2009



Lebanon, 2009 (© Sony Pics/Everett / Rex Features)
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This Israeli war film - set during the 1982 war with Lebanon and set entirely within an Israeli tank, based on director Samuel Maoz's own experiences - was both controversial in Israel due to its anti-war stance, and because of criticism the rival Toronto Film Festival was receiving from pro-Palestinian activists for holding a celebration of Israeli films.

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