She had given a speech shocking in last year’s 71st Cannes film Festival after having received the jury prize for his film Capernaum. Nadine Labaki will be making its return this year in the role of president of the jury of the un certain regard selection. And so what if his third feature film was far from convincing force to be pull-tears. An achievement for the filmmaker, lebanese, whose career was born on the Croisette, where she was subsequently presented with all of his films.

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“I remember the time where I came to Cannes as a student of cinema, eager to discover the festival the most prestigious in the world! At this time, this world seemed to me unreachable, ” she recalls in a press release published by the Cannes film Festival. I remember waking early morning and the queues lengthy to be able to get a ticket. There are fifteen years of it, as if it was yesterday, I was in with anxiety and hope the admission sheet at the Cinéfondation of the Cannes film Festival.”

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In 2004, Nadine Labaki pushes the doors of the residence of the Cinéfondation, where she wrote her first film, Caramel , that she will turn two years later. It just flows very quickly. It will then be presented at the directors ‘ Fortnight in 2007, and then distributed all over the world. This will be the biggest success of the lebanese cinema abroad, through a film engaged and a feminist.

A special relationship with the un Certain Regard Selection

As a former member of the jury of the previous editions, Nadine Labaki for a special relationship with the un certain regard selection. Like Benicio Del Toro who, in 2012, were submitted El Yuma , his first project to be integrated in the collective work 7 days in Havana , the filmmaker had planned his second film, And now we’re going where? , in 2011 in the selection directed by Geneviève Pons-Pebbles. In 2015, the director becomes a member of the jury of the second competition of the official Selection, which offers a different perspective compared to the selection of the Palm.

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the un certain regard, which will begin as early as may 15, the day after the opening of the 72nd edition of the Cannes film Festival, will rely on the soul of a child of Nadine Labaki. “My family of directors whose films are in un Certain regard this year, I would like to say that, as a child, I stayed for hours, nailed to the window of my room to look at the world that comes to life: these are the same eyes that will watch your movies!”, prevents the director is also an actress in the same press release. The Festival de Cannes will take place from 14 to 25 may.

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