Nadine Labaki
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Festivals / Awards

Cannes: Directors Fortnight
International Stockholm Film Festival: Fipresci Prize

Original title : Sukkar Banat
Comedy-Drama | 2007 | 95’
Director: Nadine Labaki
Countries of production : France - Lebanon
Cast: Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Al Massri, Siahame Haddadj, Johanna Mkarzel
HD - Color - Arabic / French

Layale is the mistress of a married man. Nisrine will soon have a traditional Muslim wedding, but she’s no longer a virgin. Rima is attracted to other women. Jamale is obsessed by her looks and aging. Rose has sacrified her life to care her older sister. The lives of these five Lebanese women intertwine in a Beirut beauty salon which becomes a colorful microcosm of several generations of women confronting the hypocrisy of a constraining social system. Torn between Eastern traditions and Western modernism, these women share intimate and provocative opinions about men, sex and motherhood. Friendship and trust will carry them through their difficult love choices, protected secrets and stolen moments of happiness.
First Feature of Nadine Labaki who presented “Capharnaüm” at Cannes Film Festival 2018.

Other credits
  • Production: Les Films des Tournelles
  • Coproduction: Cité Films
  • Script writers: Nadine Labaki - Jihad Hojeily - Rodney El Haddad
  • Photo: Yves Sehnaoui
  • Music: Khaled Mouzanar