Discover the poster and the trailer of the feature film by Chloé Mazlo, cowritten with Yacine Badday!
In the fifties, young Alice (Alba Rohrwacher) leaves her natal Swiss mountains for the sunny and vibrant shores of Beirut. She falls madly in love with Joseph (Wadji Mouawad), 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.
The filmmaker “Chloé Mazlo drew inspiration from her grandmother’s memories to design her first feature film, using brilliantly the artifice of studio filming and the poetry of stop motion (animation frame by frame) in this endearing, inventive and surprising family chronicle, finding the right balance between fantasy and melancholy” (Télérama).
Chloé Mazlo & and her cowriter Yacine Badday came to Le Groupe Ouest to develop this feature film within the framework of the Annual Selection. Then, they got selected as Talents of LA SÉLECTION, the event co-created by Le Groupe Ouest & the Gan Foundation for Cinema.
Skies of Lebanon is produced by Moby Dick Films, coproduced by Arte France Cinéma. French distribution by Ad Vitam and International Sales by Charades. The film was selected at Cannes Critics’ Week and should be released in cinemas in April, 22nd 2021 🤞.