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Skies of Lebanon

1950s Lebanon. Young Alice falls in love with Joseph, a playful astrophysicist, but after a few years of dolce vita, the civil war interferes with their paradise.

Drama 2020 90 mins Not rated

Director: Chloé Mazlo

Overview

In the 1950s, young Alice leaves Switzerland for Lebanon, a sunny and exuberant country. There, she falls in love with Joseph, a playful astrophysicist who dreams of sending the first Lebanese astronaut into space. Alice quickly finds her place in his family. But after a few years of dolce vita, the civil war interferes with their paradise...

Chloé Mazlo draws on her family's story to create a poetic tale with a lush and ingenious mise-en-scène. A delicate debut feature starring vivacious Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher and Canadian-Lebanese playwright Wajdi Mouawad.