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Cultural Events - Spring 2015

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Events on USD campus

Film: Caramel

still from film

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Monday, March 2
7-9 p.m.

Rigsby Language and Culture Commons (Founders 123)

Free open to all — Arabic, subtitled in English

In Beirut, five women meet regularly in a beauty salon, a colorful and sensual microcosm of the city where several generations come into contact, talk and confide in each other. Layale loves Rabih, but Rabih is married. Nisrine is Muslim and her forthcoming marriage poses a problem: she is no longer a virgin. Rima is tormented by her attraction to women and especially to a lovely client with long hair. Jamale is refusing to grow old. Rose has sacrificed her life to take care of her elderly sister. In the salon, their intimate and liberated conversations revolve around men, sex and motherhood, between haircuts and sugar waxing with caramel. Directed and co-written by Nadine Labaki, who also stars as Layale.

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