Nadine Labaki grew up amid civil war in Lebanon. After studying, she moved into directing TV commercials and music videos, and won several awards. In 2005, Labaki participated in a Cannes Film Festival residency to write her first feature Caramel (2007). Premiering at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, it won the Youth Jury Award and was also nominated for three APSAs. Where Do We Go Now? (2011) followed, also premiering at Cannes and winning audience awards at the Toronto International Film Festival and San Sebastián International Film Festival. It is Lebanon’s highest-grossing Arabic film to date. She writes all of her films and is also an actress. Capharnaüm is her fourth feature, which won three awards at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Accolades

Nadine Labaki
Achievement in Directing, 2018

Nadine Labaki

Capharnaüm
Achievement in Directing, 2018

Nadine Labaki

Capharnaüm

Nadine Labaki grew up amid civil war in Lebanon. After studying, she moved into directing TV commercials and music videos, and won several awards. In…

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Nadine Labaki and Yasmine Al Massri and Joanna Moukarzel and Gisèle Aouad and Aziza Semaan and Siham Haddad
Best Performance by an Actress, 2007

Nadine Labaki and Yasmine Al Massri and Joanna Moukarzel and Gisèle Aouad and Aziza Semaan and Siham Haddad

Caramel
Best Performance by an Actress, 2007

Nadine Labaki and Yasmine Al Massri and Joanna Moukarzel and Gisèle Aouad and Aziza Semaan and Siham Haddad

Caramel

Writer/Director, Nadine Labaki heads up this fine ensemble cast of Lebanese actresses. Nadine Labaki was born in Lebanon and studied media at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut.…

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Nadine Labaki
Achievement in Directing, 2007

Nadine Labaki

Caramel
Achievement in Directing, 2007

Nadine Labaki

Caramel

Nadine Labaki was born in Lebanon and studied media at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut. She is a well-known director in the Arabic music video industry…

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Anne-Dominique Toussaint and Raphaël Berdugo and Les Films de Beyrouth and Nadine Labaki
Best Feature Film, 2007

Caramel

Best Feature Film, 2007

Caramel

In Beirut, five women meet up at a beauty salon, a highly colourful and sensual microcosm. Layale loves Rabih, but he is a married man.…

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Films

Capharnaüm
2018

Capharnaüm

Lebanon
2018

Capharnaüm

INT. COURTROOM ZAIN, a 12-year-old boy, faces THE JUDGE. THE JUDGE: Why are you suing your own parents? ZAIN: For giving me life.

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Caramel
2007

Caramel

Lebanon, France
2007

Caramel

In Beirut, five women meet up at a beauty salon, a highly colourful and sensual microcosm. Layale loves Rabih, but he is a married man.…

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