Caramel (PG)


The screening on July 3rd, will be introduced by  Abla Kandalaft.  A discussion will proceed after the screening between her and Laila Alj.

Caramel is a Middle Eastern rom-com that challenges binding cultural traditions whilst celebrating female friendship.

In Beirut, five women meet up at a beauty salon, a highly colourful and sensual microcosm. Layale loves Rabih, but he is married man. Nisrine is a Muslim and she has a problem with her coming wedding: She’s no longer a virgin. Rima is tormented by her attraction to women. Jamale is refusing to grow old. Rose has sacrificed herself to look after her older sister. At the salon, men, sex and motherhood are the subjects at the heart of their intimate and liberated conversations.

Laila is an actor and theatre producer from Casablanca, Morocco. She is a graduate of the Theatre and Creative Writing for the Media programmes at Northwestern University in the US and has an MA from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is a founding member of MENA Arts UK and also currently the producer at Theatro Technis.

Abla is curator, journalist and researcher with a Syrian/Lebanese background. She co-produced BBC Arabic's Cinema Badila for 5 years, and programmes films from the Arab world and beyond. She sits on the board of the Independent Media Association. She currently oversees special programmes and discussions at the Garden Cinema

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