ARZE (Tribeca 2024) – Review by Sherin Nicole

Arzé,, the directorial debut from Lebanese filmmaker Mira Shaib, is the tale of the titular single mother, living in Beirut and struggling to care for her agoraphobic older sister and to appease her teenage son. When the opportunity to sell more of her homemade pies comes up, Arzé (Diamond Abou Abboud) hocks her sister’s beloved bracelet to buy a red scooter, allowing her son, Kinan (Bilal Al Hamwi), to deliver to a larger area. What begins as a dream on the verge leads to the opening of old wounds when the scouter is stolen and hopes crash.

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