Skies of Lebanon
Director: Chloé Mazlo Run Time: 90 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: French
Starring: Alba Rohrwacher, Isabelle Zighondi, Jade Breidi, Mariah Tannoury, Wajdi Mouawad
In the fifties, young Alice leaves her natal Swiss mountains for the sunny and vibrant shores of Beirut. She falls madly in love with Joseph, a quirky astrophysicist intent on sending the first Lebanese national into space. Alice quickly fits in among his relatives, but after years of bliss, the civil war threatens their Garden of Eden.
“Mazlo’s mixing of animated and live-action creates a dream world that is shaken by the real world and the result is both striking and immensely watchable.” -Soham Gadre, Film Inquiry
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