Carmel (2007)  is a  charming movie  directed  by Nadine Labaki and is available on Netflix with English subtitles.   The main characters work in a beauty shop in Beirut, Lebanon.   Labaki acts in the film as the shop’s owner. The characters’ romantic lives, family troubles and neighborhood are portrayed in a warm,  comic  way.  I especially loved the characters of Aunt Rose and her gentleman suitor and her sister, Lili who finds parking tickets and believes they are “love letters.”  I don’t want to say so much to ruin the plot for everyone but would love to hear what you think.  To me it’s one of those movies that remind us that even though we speak different languages women have very similiar concerns the world over.  It also has me wanting to pack my suitcase!Caramel Poster


Other movies I have enjoyed:

Sabah (2005) Muslim woman in Canada falls for a non Muslim man

Red Satin/Satin Rouge (2002) Tunisian middle age woman learns to bellydance after the death of her husband.

The Syrian Bride (2004)

Hideous Kinky (1998) a British hippie takes her daughters to Morocco for an adventure.


Have you seen others to recommend?