CANNES FESTIVAL: Nadine Labaki to head jury of non-competition section

Labaki rising. Last year she won the Jury Prize at Cannes, and went on to get nominations at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes for "Capharnaum." This year, Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki will be taking over from actor Benicio Del Toro (he held the job in 2018) as President of the Un Certain Regard Jury, for the 72nd edition of the festival. Labaki's three feature films have gained ... more >

CANNES FESTIVAL, “Cafarnaúm,” I am overreacting, I know, but hear me anyway

Thoughts about a movie gone wrong
Directed by Nadine Labaki

Everything about “Capharnaum” looked good, for a while. Nadine Labaki, its talented filmmaker, the trailer (“some squirt with killer looks stands in front of a judge in a Beirut court and tells him, “I want to sue my parents for having given birth to me”), the promise of a social drama examining Lebanese society, a film by a woman, going up for the top prize in Cannes. Labaki set out to make a ... more >