Skies of Lebanon

Showings

Coral Gables Art Cinema Fri, Aug 12 5:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Aug 13 6:45 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Aug 14 4:15 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Mon, Aug 15 5:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Wed, Aug 17 7:15 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Thu, Aug 18 2:45 PM
Film Info
Country:France
Release Year:2021
Runtime:90
Director:Chloé Mazlo
Language:Arabic
French
Italian

Description

A poetic blending of the personal and political, Skies of Lebanon combines live action with animation to create a vivid picture of Lebanon and give shape to the emotional undercurrents felt by its characters. Inspired by the family history of filmmaker Chloe´ Mazlo, this uniquely inventive film was an official selection for the 2020 Cannes International Critics' Week.

Alba Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) plays Alice, a Swiss woman who moves to Beirut in the 1950s and falls in love with a Lebanese man. Wajdi Mouawad—a playwright whose Incendies was adapted into a feature film by Denis Villeneuve—plays the object of Alice's affection, Joseph, an astrophysicist with dreams of sending his fellow citizens into space. Joseph and Alice appear to lead the perfect life until their bliss is ripped apart by the civil war. Nothing will be the same again.

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