In case you haven’t heard about this fabulously successful woman, let's catch you up on exactly why we’re in awe of her, shalll we? Nadine Labaki, originating from BeiruT, Lebanon, is a seriously talented Arab actress/director, who’s come out with exceptional films such as ‘Where Do We Go Now?’, ‘Caramel’ and ‘Capernaum’. We’re obsessed with her directing style and we admire the fact that she is able to conquer everything she sets out to do.
Here are a few things about her that we truly believe deserve highlighting:
1. She’s the first female Arab filmmaker ever to be nominated for a ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ Oscar.
Her film, ‘Capernaum’, (which follows the story of a 12-year-old boy with a five-year jail sentence and the trials he faces in trying to sue his parents for a “crime”, that is giving him life and then neglecting him) was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film' category.
2. Oprah tweeted much appreciation about her movie, ‘Capernaum’.
I mean, if Oprah approves, then we most definitely approve too!
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— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 11, 2019
3. She's been married to her husband, Khaled Mouzanar since October 2007 and we have to say, they make quite an adorable couple.
4. Her first ever feature film, 'Caramel' which was released in 2007 went on to become the biggest international hit in Lebanon film history.
She began writing 'Caramel' back in 2004. It took her two years to eventually release the film and the response it received was phenomenal.
5. At University (Beirut’s Saint Joseph University), she graduated in audiovisual studies and worke don several award-winning adverts and music videos.
Here is a commercial she directed for the popular dairy brand in Lebanon, Taanayel les Fermes, back in 2011.