Great Lebanese Women: Nadine Labaki

by Jase

Nadine Labaki’s film W Hala2 la Wein is one of my all-time favorite films!

Jason in Beirut

Lebanese film director/actress Nadine Labaki has made quite a respected name for herself both within Lebanon and in the world of international film. She has received numerous international awards for her films, the most notable of which are Caramel (2007) and Where Do We Go Now? (2011). She was also named Middle East Filmmaker of the Year in 2007. Watch the trailer of Where Do We Go Now? below (which is also one of my all-time favorite films).

Also check-out this interview with Labaki by France24:

I also have been fortunate enough to have met Labaki on set while working as an extra for a short film/commercial she directed.

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Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now? managed to win the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, a prize previously won by The King’s Speech, Precious, and Slumdog Millionaire. To learn more about Labaki, her work, and…

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