In celebration of International Women’s Day during the month of March, T A P E starts of the 2020 screening season with a programme dedicated to female stories and storytellers. Our mini-season, inspired by the recent success of Man Booker Prize Winner Bernadine Evaristo, will include a new film about renowned writer Toni Morrison (TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM) and Nadine Lebaki’s romantic comedy on the lives of five women in Beirut (CARAMEL).
Approx. Running minutes 94
BBFC Rating PG
Ratings Info Contains mild sex references, language and one drug reference
Director Nadine Labaki
Cast includes Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Elmasri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisele Aouad
Caramel revolves around the intersecting lives of five Lebanese women. Layale (Nadine Labaki) works in a beauty salon in Beirut along with two other women, Nisrine (Yasmine Al Massri) and Rima (Joanna Moukarzel). Each one has a problem: Layale is stuck in a dead-end relationship with a married man; Nisrine is no longer a virgin but is set to be married, and in her conservative family pre-marital sex is not accepted; Rima is attracted to women; Jamale (Gisèle Aouad), a regular customer and wannabe actress, is worried about getting old; Rose (Sihame Haddad), a tailoress with a shop next to the salon, is an old woman who had devoted her life to taking care of her mentally unbalanced elder sister Lili (Aziza Semaan), but has found her first love.