Caramel (2007)

Caramel (2007)

Beauty, love, and friendship in the heart of Beirut

7.1

Movie

France, Lebanon
Arabic, French
Comedy, Drama, Romance
2007
FEMALE DIRECTOR, NADINE LABAKI
Adel Karam, Aziza Semaan, Nadine Labaki
96 min

What it's about

In a beauty salon in Beirut the lives of five women cross paths. The beauty salon is a colorful and sensual microcosm where they share and entrust their hopes, fears and expectations.

The take

Charming and heartfelt, Caramel captures the spirit and beauty of Beirut and its diverse and complex society. The story follows a group of women who work at a beauty salon as they navigate their relationships, dreams, and struggles in a changing and often restrictive environment. The film's lush and colorful visuals, rich cultural references, and strong performances create a warm and intimate atmosphere that invites the audience to connect with the characters' joys and sorrows. Although the ending feels listless, it is a delightful and empowering celebration of women's friendship and resilience.

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