HCMC screens Lebanon's 'Caramel'

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Lebanese film "Caramel" was screened at Snap café in Ho Chi Minh City on July 20. The screening was co-held by the café and Helping Hand Saigon.

According to a press release from the organizer, "Caramel" is the first feature film by Lebanese director, actress Nadine Labaki.

"The 2007 film focuses on the lives of five Lebanese women dealing with issues such as forbidden love, binding traditions, repressed sexuality, the struggle to accept the natural process of age, and duty vs. desire," according to the press release

"The film is unique for not showcasing a war-ravaged Beirut but rather a warm and inviting locale where people deal with universal issues," says the release.

The film won several awards at the San Sebastian Film Festival and was officially selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

Language: Film with English subtitles.

Donation amount: VND50.000/person. Proceeds will go to Helping Hand Saigon, a group of local Vietnamese, overseas Vietnamese and ex-pats united in their commitment to making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people in Vietnam.

Snap Café is located on 32 Tran Ngoc Dien Street, District 2, HCMC.

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