Skies of Lebanon

Skies of Lebanon ★★★½

Filmmaker Chloé Mazlo, without excess or stridency, shows the Lebanese Civil War from the private sphere, a perspective that is not often seen. Through a love story and the experiences of a family, the director shows the uncertainty, the fear, and the suffering of those who were caught in the middle of the conflict. Sous le ciel d'Alice is a delicate, melancholic and very personal work about love and hope as well as a reflection on the importance of the family unit and what truly constitutes a home in the broadest sense of the concept. Although I feel that it needed some balance between its visual resources and its metaphors are slightly obvious, Mazlo's work is a more than acceptable debut, an intimate plea in favor of peace.

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