The Lebanese talent behind feature films Caramel, Where Do We Go Now? and Capernaum has just broken the mold once again with her latest title.
Lebanese Director Nadine Labaki is now the first ever Arab president of the Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes
It’s been a sensational year for Lebanese actress and film director Nadine Labaki.
She gained both popular and critical acclaim for the ground-breaking movie Capernaum, and even gained the talent an Oscar nomination
In fact, when Nadine was nominated for an Academy Award within the Best Foreign Language Film category, she became the first Lebanese female filmmaker to ever be nominated for an Oscar.
And now the 45-year-old creative has earned herself another ‘first ever’ title.
Because it’s recently been announced that Nadine has earned herself the role of president of the Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes and she will be the first-ever Arab person to be granted the position.
The role of the organisation is to present 20 films during the Cannes Film Festival that they believe deserve recognition for creating or capturing a story that tells a unique and original story.
Rather than Hollywood-esque movies that instinctively have global notoriety, the intention of the committee is to shine a light on films that might not be reaching screens internationally, but deserve to.
When reposting the official announcement on Cannes Festival’s Instagram page, she stated the position was an “Honor.”