The film interweaves stories of five Lebanese women living in Beirut, showing their sorrows and pains, their joys and happiness. It manages to paint a picture of an extremely diverse Muslim society. Through the stories of these five women we see five different ways of life.
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There is something sweet and subtle about Nadine Labaki's film. Maybe almost feminist, definitely feminine. Absolutely delicious this peek into the conversations of women, usually with no men around. And what is shown is shown with candure and dignity, with humour and sensuality. Like the slowness, the color of caramel. And these are Lebanese women, arabic, francophone. Read between every two lines.