Nadine Labaki

Director, Actor and Activist


Nadine directed adverts and music videos that frequently won awards. In 2004, she wrote and developed “Caramel”, her first feature film, a rebellious ode to female camaraderie, becoming the most successful Lebanese film export of all time.

In 2008, she received the Insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture.

Nadine Labaki continued to explore the female condition and religious tensions in “Where Do We Go Now?”, a bold, universal fable on tolerance that premiered in 2011 that won her several awards.

In 2018, Nadine was selected in the official Competition of the Cannes Film Festival with her powerfully moving Capernaum, a poignant manifesto on damaged childhood, refugees, and the cracks in a society that turns its back on humanity, which sent shockwaves around the Croisette. She won the Jury Prize and was nominated for the Baftas, the Golden Globes, the French Césars, and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. She became the first Arabic-speaking woman to be nominated in this category.

In 2019, she was the president of the “Un Certain Regard” jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, Nadine has acted in several movies.