Nadine Labaki’s (CARAMEL) new work is a thoughtful, funny and moving exploration of community and friendship as a group of women do whatever they can to preserve harmony in their isolated, mine-encircled Middle Eastern village. Muslims and Christians have lived there side by side for many years, but as outside pressures lead to tensions between the two groups, the women take ingenious steps to keep the peace.
Labaki says the film is dedicated to Lebanese mothers, in tribute to the lengths mothers will go to protect people they love. It shares the warm humanity – and gentle humour – of Labaki’s CARAMEL and received the Francois Chalais Prize at Cannes. Enjoy!