Nadine Labaki’s Movie Just Won The Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival!

Yes, you read that right! We are so excited that Nadine Labaki’s latest film Capharnaüm won the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival!

She is the first director from the Middle East to win a Cannes competition award in 12 years!

The movie follows 12-year-old Zain who lives in a slum in Lebanon. He is suing his parents for giving him life when they knew they couldn’t cover his basic necessities such as food, safety, and even a state I.D. card.

The film’s screening was followed by a massive 15-minute standing ovation!

She did a “zalghouta” after finding out the results!

We are so proud of Nadine Labaki! Congratulations to Lebanon! We can’t wait to watch it!


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Nadine Labaki's Movie Just Won The Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival!

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