3.5

Caramel

Drama Comedy Romance


 

A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut.

It appears chick-flicks can transcend world boundaries. "Caramel" is time spent with friends - five women working in a salon, all trying to remove the issues in their lives. Such real-life problems we can relate to; from lust, romance, age, to daunting marriages. With genuine affection from the director's touch, we actually care about these characters, and enjoy their company, all the while adversely sympathising with them in the arduous scenes. This film is a refreshing sweet of cultural insight and winsome friends.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2008
95 mins