On 24 January 2008, the Ambassador of Lebanon H.E. Mr. Hikmat Aouad invited some prominent personalities and dignitaries as well as members of the Lebanese community in Poland to a screening of the film “Caramel” by the director Nadine Labaki followed by a vin d’honneur offered by the Lebanese Restaurant “Le Cedre”.
More than 200 people showed up at cinema “Kinoteka” to watch” Caramel”, or “Sukkar Banat” as the movie is titled in Arabic, which revolves around the lives of five Lebanese women, each burdened with her own social and moral problems.
The movie focuses on modern social themes, its main setting is a beauty salon in Beirut, where women talk frankly about men, love, marriage and happiness. Their conversations are interspersed with touching and comical scene.
“Caramel” had its world premiere this year at the Cannes Film Festival where it was hugely popular with both critics and audience. It has received many awards including the Quinzaine in Cannes and the public award at the San Sebastian Film Festival.