Caramel (2007) (IC)
Release Date: June 24, 2008.
"Subtle and razor smart! Caramel is sweet but so good for you!"
Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun.
In Beirut, five women meet regularly in a beauty salon, a colorful and sensual microcosm of the city where several generations of women come into contact, talk and confide in one another. Layale loves Rabih, but Rabih is married. Nisrine is Muslim and her forthcoming marriage poses a problem: she is no longer a virgin. Rima is tormented by her attraction to women and especially to a lovely client with long hair. Jamale is refusing to grow old. Rose has sacrificed her life to take care of her elderly sister. In the salon, their intimate and liberated conversations revolve around men, sex and motherhood - between haircuts and sugar waxing with caramel. -- (C) Seville Pictures, 2007, France/Lebanon.
Directed by Nadine Labaki.
Genre/Subject: Drama, Comedy, Friendship, Women, International.
Toronto International Film Festival, Official Selection.
Audio: French, Arabic.
Subtitles: French, English.
"Charming, lovely and hard to resist!"
A.O. Scott, The New York Times.
Elle, Now Magazine, The Gazette, Le Soleil
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