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BEIRUT: Among the curiosities of the 2018 Cairo International Film Festival, one was Lebanese: Of the four features on show from this country, three of them, directed by Nibal Arakji, Bahij Hojeij and Lucien Bourjeily, were explicitly about senior citizens, or featured central characters from that demographic.Arakji's film (which the director also produced and scripted) is littered with Lebanon in-jokes, but its bread and butter is a series of incongruous gags showing senior citizens doing young-people things.The film opens at an old-age home somewhere in the mountains above Beirut, where some residents are enjoying an evening of doubles bingo. This is Amar (Aida Sabra), the director of the home.Cleverly evading the cameras situated throughout the home, the four protagonists steal Amar's car and set off for Beirut.
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