Friday, April 11, 2008

On Lisbon Theaters!!!... (7)

Forget anything I've said until now regarding movies!!...
FORGET IT!
THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE IN THE HISTORY OF CINEMA!!!... You must watch it immediately and buy the DVD and buy the Soundtrack and buy a ticket to Lebanon right away!!!
It's called «Sukkar banat» («Caramel»), written and directed by Nadine Labaki, who also plays one of the main roles (Layal, who works at a beauty salon in Beirut along with three other women).
It is basically a romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut (Nadine's very own Beirut, as she writes at the end of the movie), but it could actually take place in a beauty salon at the old part of Lisbon's downtown...
Each character in the movie has a problem (just like any other women in the World):
  1. Layal has a sick and unbalanced relationship with a married man (the things she did for Love, I guess all girls have done it, eventually, in one way or another...);
  2. Nisrine, who is no more a virgin, will soon be married to a Muslim;
  3. Rima is lesbian;
  4. Jamal is worried about getting old;
  5. Rose, a tailor woman with a shop next to the salon, is an old lady who devoted her whole life to take care of her older sister, Lili, having found her first love...
It is spoken in Arabic and a bit of French, something I had never EVER seen or heard before and sounds really great!!!... The soundtrack, by Khaled Mouzanar, is OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD, so it is now playing at Radio Atlantico Azul!!!... Ah... What a great movie!...

10 comments:

Champ Townboy said...

This is absolutely the most entertaining and informative movie revue I have ever encountered!!

How will I know what's going on? Does it have English subtitles?

LUIS MIGUEL CORREIA said...

What movie, Yes, really a must...

Uma por Dia said...

Obrigada pela dica, este não vou perder!

Uma por Dia said...

Here you are townboy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqt6nP3_fC0

asbeirasdoarnego said...

hello.good pictures!!
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Gordon said...

What a coincidence; I ate Lebanese food at a restaurant on Friday. And what recommendation! I will really try to see the movie!!

antonio11 said...

Intentarei conseguir a cinta de esa pelicula 'Caramel'. Gracias pola resposta a miña pregunta sobre o cine frances. Ben, gustame, y parece que a todos os invitados do blog tamén, que Sailor Girl este interesada en peliculas, en boas peliculas, de paises pequenos.Non faciles de ver. Eso e bo. Tes bo gusto. Intercambio de películas (blog participativo), unha suxerencia de cine frances: 3 peliculas: Azul, Branco, Roxo. Dir. Kryzstof Kieslowski. Anos 93/94. Cine en estado puro. Poesia Visual.
Bo dia,

Clueless in boston said...

Sailor Girl you always have interesting posts. I will definitely put this movie on my must see list. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

Swt said...

If you say so.Let's do it.

Sailor Girl said...

THANK YOU ALL!
OBRIGADA A TODOS!!!