In 2004, Lebanese actor and director Nadine Labaki attended the Festival de Cannes
CinÃ©fondation Residency, where she wrote and developed Caramel, her first feature-length
film, A joyous, rebellious ode to female camaraderie, it became the most successful Lebanese
film export of all time after its premiere in the Cannes Directorsâ Fortnight in 2007.
followed that success with Where Do We Go Now? (2011), a bold, universal fable that had its
premiere at Cannes and won the Peopleâs Choice Award at the Toronto International Film
Her Capernaum (2018) was selected for the Official Competition at Cannes, where it
won the Jury Prize and went on to receive BAFTA, Golden Globe, CÃ©sar and Academy Award
Onscreen, Labaki has appeared in her own films as well as in Fred CavayÃ©âs Mea
Culpa (2014), Georges Hachemâs Stray Bullet (2010), LaÃ¯la Marrakchiâs Rock the Casbah (2013),
Oualid Mouanessâs 1982 (2019), Mounia Aklâs Costa Brava (2021) and Wissam Smayraâs
Perfect Strangers (2022), among others.
She is a recipient of the Insignia of Chevalier in the
Order of Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture.