Captain Abud Raed- كابتنأبورائد
Abud Raed (Nadim Sawalha) is a janitor in the local airport who knows the world only through books. One day, he finds a pilot’s cap in the trash and start using it. Mistaken for a pilot by the neighborhood’s children Abud Raed begins to tell his invented adventures around the world, bringing hope to children who live a harsh reality.
Where Do We Go Now? – وهلّألوين؟
In a small village in Lebanon, Muslims and Catholics live peacefully together. However, rivalries outside the community in addiction to small incidents make the village men start fighting. The women tired of all the fighting and deaths get together in order to prevent violence using various strategies.
Wadjda – وجدة
Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) is a 10 years girl who dreams of a green bicycle. She hasn’t money to buy the bike, as a result she signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition. Even without talent, Wadjda will try to win the prize to buy her dream bike.
Masquerades – مسخرة
The film is set in a small village in Algeria. Mounir Mekbek (Lyes Salem) is a gardener who dreams of marrying his sister Rym (Sarah Reguieg) with a “true gentleman”. However, Rym has narcolepsy and is in love with Khliffa (Mohamed Bouchaib) the best friend of her brother. One day, completely drunk Mounir announces that he got a fiancé to his sister, after that the lie turns into a snowball and the whole village begins to prepare the wedding.
Caramel – سكربنات
The film portrays the lives of five women who work or attend a beauty salon. Layale (Nadine Labaki) is the mistress of a married man, and rejects the flirtation of the traffic policeman Youssef (Adel Karam); the Muslim Nisrine (Yasmine Elmasri), is getting married, but she hides from the groom she is no longer a virgin; Rima (Joanna Moukarzel) works in the salon and questions her sexuality when she feels attracted by a client; Jamale (Gisèle Aouad), is in her forties. She lives in search of commercial tests and TV roles, she is afraid of getting old and does everything to hide her age; and Rose (Sihame Haddad) divide her time between working on the sewing shop and taking care of her sister Lili (Aziza Semaan), who is sclerotic.