> Na­dine Labaki, Pres­i­dent of the ‘Un Cer­tain Re­gard’ Jury 2019

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Af­ter mov­ing hearts and minds at the last Fes­ti­val de Cannes with her Academy Award- and Golden Globenom­i­nated Caper­naum, which won the Jury Prize in Cannes, Le­banese di­rec­tor Na­dine Labaki will be tak­ing over from ac­tor Beni­cio Del Toro as Pres­i­dent of the Un Cer­tain Re­gard Jury for the 72nd edi­tion of the Fes­ti­val. Na­dine Labaki’s three fea­ture films cat­a­pulted her to in­ter­na­tional fame, from the Fes­ti­val de Cannes’ red car­pet to the Os­cars cer­e­mony a few months ago. The di­rec­tor, ac­tress and screen­writer’s ca­reer was first launched on the Croisette, and it is here that all her films have been un­veiled. “I re­mem­ber back when I used to come to Cannes as a film stu­dent, I was so ex­cited to ex­pe­ri­ence the world’s most pres­ti­gious fes­ti­val,” she stated. “Back then, it seemed so out of reach to me. I re­mem­ber get­ting up early in the morn­ing and the end­less queues to get a ticket. It seems like yes­ter­day, but it was fif­teen years ago that I filled in the Fes­ti­val de Cannes’ Ciné­fon­da­tion regis­tra­tion form, my heart full of hope and my hand shak­ing. 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. I can’t wait to see the films in the Se­lec­tion. I can’t wait to de­bate and dis­cuss, to be shaken up, to find in­spi­ra­tion in other artists’ work.” [...]

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