Sous le ciel d'Alice
reż|dir Chloé Mazlo | FR | 2020 | 92 min
prod|pro Frédéric Niedermayer scen|wr Yacine Badday, Chloé Mazlo zdj|ph Hélène Louvart muz|mus Bachar Khalifé mon|ed Clémence Carré ob|cast Alba Rohrwacher, Wajdi Mouawad, Isabelle Zighondi, Mariah Tannoury, Jade Breidi, Odette Makhlouf, Hany Tamba, Ziad Jallad dys|dis Charades
The story of the Lebanese civil war in Libya told from the perspective of one family. In the 1950s a Swiss woman, Alice is spending time in sunny Beirut. She falls in love with Joseph, an astrophysicist whose mission and dream is to send the first Lebanese into space. Alice befriends Joseph’s family, they marry, and a daughter is born. The family idyll is interrupted by a shooting – the outbreak of an armed conflict. For Alice, Joseph and their daughter Mona, it is a time of trial, of dilemmas – to leave or to stay, and of growing incomprehension. Everyday life becomes more and more frightening. Mazlo weaves a tale of a paradise lost with great sensitivity, weaving elements of animation into the visual layer.