Cannes: Nadine Labaki to Head Un Certain Regard Jury

Cannes: Nadine Labaki to Head Un Certain Regard Jury
Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki has been named president of the jury for Un Certain Regard in Cannes.

The Festival said Labaki had been chosen after “moving hearts and minds at the last Festival de Cannes with her Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated ‘Capernaum,’ which won the Jury Prize.”

The organizers noted Labaki’s films have all been unveiled in Cannes. She succeeds Benicio Del Toro as president of the jury of the Un Certain Regard sidebar.

Labaki spoke about her deep connections with Cannes, which she has attended since she was a film student over a decade ago.

“Today, I am the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury, which just goes to show that sometimes life can be even better than your dreams,” she said. “I can’t wait to see the films in the Selection. I can’t wait to debate and discuss, to be shaken up, to
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