Skies of Lebanon
DIRECTED BY: Chloé Mazlo
SCREENPLAY BY: Chloé Mazlo, Yacine Badday
STARRING: Alba Rohrwacher, Wajdi Mouawad, Isabelle Zighondi
LANGUAGE: French with English subtitles
FESTIVAL SELECTIONS: Cannes International Critics' Week (France, 2020), Hainan International Film Festival 2020
In the fifties, young Alice leaves her natal Swiss mountains for the sunny and vibrant shores of Beirut.
She falls madly in love with Joseph, a quirky astrophysicist intent on sending the first Lebanese national into space.
Alice quickly fits in among his relatives, but after years of bliss, the civil war threatens their Garden of Eden.