Mumbai: NDTV Lumière brings the story of five women, combined with romance and drama in Caramel to Mumbai. The story of these women was Lebanon’s official entry at the 2008, Academy Awards and won the Audience Award at the 2007 San Sebastian Film Festival. Catch this Arabic flick, subtitled in English at PVR Cinemas, Juhu at 8.35 p.m. and PVR Cinemas, Mulund at 10.30 p.m. from 1-7 August.
Screened at over 40 countries, Caramel is one of the most internationally acclaimed and exposed Lebanese film to date. Audiences around the world have embraced the story of five Lebanese women who meet regularly at a beauty salon, tackling binding traditions, restrained love, subdued sexuality, the struggle to accept the natural process of age, and duty vs. desire.
Caramel is Nadine Labaki’s debut film and apart from writing and directing, she holds one of the leading roles in the film. The characters of the movie are inspired by real life women from the homes, streets, and shops of Lebanon. In this typically feminine world, these women – who suffer from the hypocrisy of a rational oriental system in the face of western modernism – help each other with the problems that they encounter in relation to men, love, marriage, and sex in this sweet tale of Caramel.