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.
I thought it was beautiful. " Five Lebanese women tackling forbidden love, binding traditions, repressed sexuality, the struggle to accept the natural process of age, and duty vs. desire. Labaki's film is unique for not showcasing a war-ravaged Beirut but rather a warm and inviting locale where people deal with universal issues."
i wish so much it was better written and directed. you can say its director's first feature. the idea of this film had a potential for so much more saturated, suave, sweet, spicy story. it lacked caramel. though it had some charme. i wish it was remade with more spice and sugar. i loved the soundtrack - and just wish the story, dialogues, film's rythm could fit it