Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lebanon's history via pop culture 13

And who could forget “Sodeco Boum” voiced by the late Hanna Maalouf, or the misfit class with one of the student threatening the other with a pear – because it looks like a grenade and “it doesn’t work with a Labneh sandwich” – and so on and so forth. Black comedies in a country that needed laughs, and in the words of the late Leila Karam (or warde in El Denye Heik) “it is easy to make people cry, the most difficult is to make them laugh”.