Wednesday, May 26 2010
Repeatedly framed by doorways and windows, each woman in Caramel appears on her own sort of threshold.
Tuesday, July 1 2008
On the surface about the foibles and trials of salon workers and patrons, but underlined with the modernity of Lebanese women and their culture’s transition into westernism.
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Dedicated "To my Beirut," Caramel (Sukkar banat) is a carefully observed, splendidly composed soap opera.
Tuesday, September 13 2011
An enchanting, brilliant, and heartbreaking film about civil war and its indelible legacy, this Lebanese masterwork utterly slayed me.
Wednesday, May 18 2011
CANNES, France — For many filmmakers, the moment of inspiration can be difficult to pin down. Lebanese writer-director Nadine Labaki, however, has exceptional reasons for remembering