THE TORNADO: this lebanese film highlights the surreal violence, human disconnection and absurdity of civil war. absolute anarchy and lawlessness r brought to light with such vivid urgency in this film. i like the fact that much of the film is abstract, like a never ending nightmare. its fragmented, symbolic aspects bring out the surreal realities of a country torn by civil war and wracked by preposterous levels of constant, irrational, arbitrary violence. v depressing for me to watch – reminded me of escalating civil strife in pakistan. more about the film.

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