‘Skies of Lebanon,’ Starring Alba Rohrwacher, Finds U.S. Home at Dekanalog

Skies of Lebanon, the directorial debut of Chloé Mazlo, has been acquired for

the U.S. by Dekanalog. The distributor is aiming to release the film theatrically on July 22.

A poetic blending of the personal and political, Skies of Lebanon combines live

action with animation to create a vivid picture of Lebanon, inspired by the

family history of filmmaker Mazlo. Using stories told to her by her

grandmother about life during the Lebanese Civil War, Mazlo crafts what the

producers describe as a “touching and heart-breaking story of love during wartime.”

The film sees Alba Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) play Alice, a Swiss woman

who moves to Beirut in the 1950s and falls in love with a Lebanese man.