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In-Conversation with Nadine Labaki

Running Time: 60 minutes


Her cinema was different from the start. From her first feature film, she wanted to show the Arab woman in an astonishing, moving way, far from the clichés and the a priori ideas that we had and the film "Caramel" arrived, was screened in Cannes and enjoyed international success. "Caramel" made us love the Lebanese woman, the 4 female characters were treated and drawn in a very subtle way. Nadine Labaki did not seek to have a committed cinema but her cinema took a turn which made her the spokesperson for many causes. "where do we go now" arrived and focused on the religious conflicts in an almost phantasmorous Arab country and this before the fabulous "Capernaum", a film which pointed to the tragedy of the nob-papers people, the servants... a film which had a international impact and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Nadine Labaki traces with accuracy and insight a cinema that speaks to a local and international audience. at the same time, she leads a career as an actress and this through young directors like Mounia Akl (Costa Brava), Wissam Smayra (perfect stranger) or Tamer Ruggli (Back to Alexandria).