The iconic talk-show host, Oprah Winfrey, invited the Oscar-nominated Lebanese director Nadine Labaki and her producer husband, Khaled Mouzanar, over for lunch at her house.
Oprah shared a photo on her official Instagram account from their gathering commenting:
“Look who came for lunch, director extraordinaire @nadinelabaki and her producer husband Khaled. I love their movie #Capernaum so much. If you get the chance, see it!”
From her side, Labaki expressed her extreme happiness by reposting the photo and captioning:
“My queen Oprah. This moment spent in your home talking about life and the ways to change the world will always be one of those moments Khaled and I will remember forever. Your humility and warmth are such a beautiful example to follow.”
“You have this aura very few people have in life. Thank you for allowing this beautiful moment to happen and thank you for the love and support to our #Capernaum.”
“I hope the next time we meet we’ll be having breakfast in Lebanon our home and we’ll be having the beautiful cedar mountains as a background.”
These 2 are so compelling on screen and worthy of your time. Story of a young boy who sues his parents for having children they can’t take care of. Makes you think of all the children for whom this story is a daily reality. Bravo team #Capernaum 👏🏽👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/J26E2vigc6
The 65-year-old media guru has previously praised Nadine for her film “Capernaum” by posting on her official Twitter account a tweet:
“These 2 are so compelling on screen and worthy of your time. The story of a young boy who sues his parents for having children they can’t take care of. Makes you think of all the children for whom this story is a daily reality. Bravo team #Capernaum”.
Capernaum, Labaki’s third film, features the story of Zain, a child who is suing his parents for “giving birth to him” in an unjust world. The film has been screened around the world, including at the UN headquarters in New York.