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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023





In 2004, Lebanese actor and director Nadine Labaki attended the Festival de Cannes
Cinéfondation 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 Directors’ 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 People’s 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, César and Academy Award
Onscreen, Labaki has appeared in her own films as well as in Fred Cavayé’s Mea
Culpa (2014), Georges Hachem’s Stray Bullet (2010), Laïla Marrakchi’s Rock the Casbah (2013),
Oualid Mouaness’s 1982 (2019), Mounia Akl’s Costa Brava (2021) and Wissam Smayra’s
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.


Homemade (TV; 2020)

** *Capernaum (2018)—Palme d’Or,
, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Festival
de Cannes; Audience Award, San Sebastián International Film
Festival; Audience Award International
Film Festival Rotterdam

*Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo, segment; 2014)

** *Where Do We Go Now? (2011)—Prix François Chalais Award, Festival de
Cannes; People’s Choice Award, Toronto International Film
Festival; Best European Film,
San Sebastián
International Film Festival

** *Caramel (Sukkar banat, 2007)—Audience, Youth Jury
and Sebastiane Awards, Prix du Jury Jeune
et Prix Sebastiane, San
Sebastián International Film Festival

*also screenwriter

** also cast


Back to Alexandria (Tamer Ruggli, post-production)

Perfect Strangers (Wissam Smayra, 2022)

Costa Brava, Lebanon (Mounia Akl, 2021)

1982 (Oualid Mouaness, 2019)

The Idol (Ya tayr el tayr, Hany
Abu-Assad, 2015)

Rock the Casbah (Laïla Marrakchi, 2013)

Stray Bullet (Rsasa taycheh, Georges
Hachem, 2010)

Seventh Dog (short; Zeina Durra, 2005)
Cendres (Ramad; short; Joana
Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, 2003)