29 October 2008, terribly early in the morning

Shima and I watched a bunch of films during our holiday. At some point I thought i’d write a little blurb about them all, but so far, that hasn’t happened yet. One film we saw definitely does deserve some mention, because it doesn’t look like it’s going to get released here in Canada. On the plane ride to Sydney Shima and I watched Caramel, a Lebanese film about a women. There are basically 5 stories in the film, all playing out at the same time: one woman is having an affair, one is getting married but isn’t a virgin, one is having trouble dealing with her age, one is dealing with her sexuality, and one is trying to live her life while caring for her crazy sister. It’s all really well done. The lead actress in the film is also incredibly hot, which is a nice bonus. The films name comes from the fact that in Lebanon they use caramel in salons to wax legs (and wherever else).

The film’s trailer is online. More reviews of the film at Metacritic.



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