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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Caramel

Fortnight 2007, Feature film, 1h36

Synopsis

In Beirut, five women meet up at a beauty salon, a highly colourful and sensual microcosm. Layale loves Rabih, but he is married man. Nisrine is a Muslim and she has a problem with her coming wedding: She’s no longer a virgin. Rima is tormented by her attraction to women. Jamale is refusing to grow old. Rose has sacrificed herself to look after her older sister. At the salon, men, sex and motherhood are the subjects at the heart of their intimate and liberated conversations.

Director

Nadine Labaki

Born in Lebanon in 1974, Nadine Labaki studied media at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut. Her school film project was awarded in Paris in 1998. She went on to directing commercials and musical clips for well known Middle-Eastern artists. In 2004, she attended the Résidence du Festival de Cannes to write Caramel.

Adel Karam
Aziza Semaan
Dimitri Stancofski
Fadia Stella
Fatme Safa
Gisèle Aouad
Ismail Antar
Joanna Moukarzel
Nadine Labaki
Siham Haddad
Yasmine Al Masri

Screenplay
Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Rodney Al Haddad

Image
Yves Sehnaoui

Sound
Pierre-Yves Lavoué, Hervé Guyader, Emmanuel Croset

Editing
Laure Gardette

Music
Khaled Mouzanar

Set decoration
Cynthia Zahar

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