When Monaliza Smiled is hailed as an amazing Ammani creation
Published July 18th, 2012 - 13:25 GMT
Fadi Haddad makes Jordanians and Arabs alike laugh and cry about themselves and their city in this sure to be cinematic hit; what is honor and why do so many woman die because of it; and tips and tricks for easier, less stressful Ramadan cooking.
"Ammani films are a rare and precious thing. I tend to have my hand on my heart every time one comes out. It is just too easy to screw them up, given the way we, Ammanis, Jordanian tend to see ourselves and our society.
But what writer/director Fadi Haddad has accomplished with his first feature film is nothing short of a stroke of genius.
"Our obsession with honour and all that it entails intrigues me but I always wonder do we actually know what honour truly means.
The colloquial meaning of honour is respect, admiration, fairness and integrity, yet, it is said that an estimated number of 5,000 women are killed throughout the year in the name of honour. "
Tips and tricks for easier, less stressful Ramadan cooking
"With Ramadan about a week, some may be in super speed preparation mode. Especially for the housewives do most of the work around the house with cooking, cleaning and caring for children on top on our religious duties.
The task may be overwhelming for many of us. And who wants to be stuck in an inferno of the kitchen, while there are much more important tasks to be done in this Holy Month of Ramadan.
So today, I am sharing with you all my dear sisters and friends, my time saving tips for a less stressful Ramadan cooking."
When Monaliza Smiled: smoothes the hardship of reality with the tenderness of love
"When Monaliza Smiled, we smiled.
Many familiar faces attended the private screening of the new Jordanian romantic comedy “When Monaliza Smiled” film yesterday at the Royal Film Commission yesterday. Faces that included many well known bloggers, online faces, and young talents involved in the local films scene."