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Nadine Labaki is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Libanaise born on 18 february 1974 at Beirut (Liban)

Nadine Labaki

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Nationality Liban
Birth 18 february 1974 (44 years) at Beirut (Liban)
Awards Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres‎

Nadine Labaki (Arabic: نادين لبكي‎; born February 18, 1974) is a Lebanese actress and director.

Biography

Early life
Labaki obtained a degree in audiovisual studies at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, directing her graduation film, 11 Rue Pasteur, in 1997, which won the Best Short Film Award at the Biennale of Arab Cinema at the Arab World Institute in Paris.
In 1998, she attended a workshop in acting at the Cours Florent in Paris. She went on to direct advertisements and music videos for renowned Middle Eastern singers, for which she won several awards.


As a director
In 2005, Labaki took part in the Cannes Film Festival Residence in order to write Caramel, her first feature film. In 2006, she went on to direct and play one of the lead roles in Caramel, which showcases a Beirut that most people are not familiar with. Rather than tackle political issues which have plagued Lebanon, she presents a comedy that deals with five Lebanese women who live in Beirut and gather at a beauty salon and deal with issues related to love, sexuality, tradition, disappointment, and everyday ups and downs. The film premiered at the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 and was a commercial success in the summer of that same year. It sold worldwide and collected important prizes at many festivals around the world, garnering Labaki much acclaim both as a director and actress, and putting her on Variety's 10 Directors to Watch List at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2008 the French Ministry of Culture and Communication gave her the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters.

In 2010, Labaki directed and starred in her second feature film, Where Do We Go Now?, which tackles with humor a delicate subject about a village in which church and mosque stand side by side, and in which women try to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war.
The film also premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the "Un Certain Regard" category in 2011. It was an international success and won the Cadillac people’s choice award at the Toronto Film Festival. It also collected many other awards in festivals around the world, like Cannes Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival. The film was also nominated for best foreign film at the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

She was selected to be on the jury for the Un Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.


As an actress
As an actor, Labaki starred in Stray Bullet directed by Georges Hachem in 2010.
She appears in the Moroccan production Rock The Casbah directed by Laila Marrakchi alongside actors Hiam Abbas and Lubna Azabal.


Personal life
Labaki is multilingual, fluent in Arabic, French, English and Italian. In 2007, she married musician and composer Khaled Mouzanar.

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nadine Labaki (11 films)

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Actress

Capharnaüm, 2h
Directed by Nadine Labaki
Origin Liban
Genres Drama
Actors Nadine Labaki
Roles Nadine
Rating74% 3.7159053.7159053.7159053.7159053.715905
Un enfant se rebelle contre la vie qu'on cherche à lui imposer et entame un procès contre ses parents.
The Price of Fame, 1h54
Directed by Xavier Beauvois
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Roschdy Zem, Peter Coyote, Benoît Poelvoorde, Nadine Labaki, Chiara Mastroianni, Dolores Chaplin
Roles Noor
Rating56% 2.8062552.8062552.8062552.8062552.806255
The story, inspired by actual events, takes place in 1977 in the Swiss town of Vevey, on Lake Geneva. Eddy, a 40-year-old thug, has just been released from the prison. In order to stay in his friend Osman's trailer, Eddy will have to take care of Osman's 7-year-old daughter Samira as Osman's wife Noor is hospitalized. It is the Christmas season, but the trio finds it hard to make ends meet and so, a crazy idea strikes Eddy when a news flash announces the death of Charlie Chaplin: they will steal the famous actor's coffin and demand a ransom from the family.
The Idol
The Idol (2015)
, 1h40
Directed by Hany Abu-Assad, Sameh Zoabi
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Documentary
Actors Ashraf Barhom, Nadine Labaki
Roles Shadia
Rating67% 3.3549553.3549553.3549553.3549553.354955
The Idol, tells the true story of Mohammed Assaf, wedding singer from a refugee camp in Gaza who went to win 2013's Arab Idol singing competition.
Mea Culpa
Mea Culpa (2014)
, 1h30
Directed by Fred Cavayé
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La provence, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Vincent Lindon, Gilles Lellouche, Nadine Labaki, Gilles Cohen, Max Baissette de Malglaive, Velibor Topic
Roles Alice
Rating61% 3.0533553.0533553.0533553.0533553.053355
A police inspector and his former colleague investigate a series of murders in Toulon. Eventually they detect a killer gang who works for the Serbian mafia. The criminals stop at nothing to follow through on their mission but neither do the Frenchmen.
Rock the Casbah, 1h40
Directed by Laïla Marrakchi
Origin Maroc
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Morjana Alaoui, Nadine Labaki, Lubna Azabal, Hiam Abbass, Omar Sharif, Adel Bencherif
Roles Miriam
Rating64% 3.2466453.2466453.2466453.2466453.246645
After the death of a rich entrepreneur, three very different women spend three days together in memory of him.
Where Do We Go Now?, 1h50
Directed by Nadine Labaki
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Feminist films, Films about religion, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Nadine Labaki, Karin Dor, Frederick Stafford
Roles Amale
Rating74% 3.7484553.7484553.7484553.7484553.748455
Where Do We Go Now? tells the story of a remote, isolated unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The village is surrounded by land mines and only reachable by a small bridge. As civil strife engulfed the country, the women in the village learn of this fact and try, by various means and to varying success, to keep their men in the dark, sabotaging the village radio, then destroying the village TV.
Stray Bullet, 1h17
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Nadine Labaki
Roles Noha
Rating63% 3.1964953.1964953.1964953.1964953.196495
On the end of summer 1976, in the Northern's suburb of Beirut, Noha is getting married. Her family is relieved for she’s taking her last chance before she becomes an old maid like her older sister. Everything is going for the best until, on that Sunday, Noha changes her mind about the wedding and decides to meet up with her ex-lover. Events of this day will change the family's life forever.
The Father and the Foreigner, 1h50
Directed by Ricky Tognazzi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Actors Alessandro Gassmann, Amr Waked, Ksenia Rappoport, Leo Gullotta, Nadine Labaki, Mohamed Zouaoui
Roles Zaira
Rating59% 2.9610252.9610252.9610252.9610252.961025
Diego (Alessandro Gassman), an employee from Rome with a disabled son, meets Walid (Amr Waked), a rich Syrian businessman whose son is also handicapped. From their shared suffering blooms quite an unusual friendship, and the two dads start spending time together at Turkish baths, luxury shopping sprees, and meeting a mysterious sister in law named Zaira (Nadine Labaki). With a private jet, they head to Syria to see the plot of land Walid purchased for his son. Once back from that short and rather unusual trip, the pain preventing Diego and his wife to enjoy some passionate moments starts fading away, while Walid disappears following terrorist allegations. Tailed by the Secret Service in a suffocating and ambiguous Rome, Diego sets out looking for the man, uncovering a shockingly sad truth.
Caramel
Caramel (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Nadine Labaki
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Al Massri, Yasmine Al Masri
Roles Layale
Rating70% 3.5485753.5485753.5485753.5485753.548575
Caramel revolves around the intersecting lives of five Lebanese women. Layale (Nadine Labaki) works in a beauty salon in Beirut along with two other women, Nisrine (Yasmine Al Masri) and Rima (Joanna Moukarzel). Each one has a problem: Layale is stuck in a dead-end relationship with a married man; Nisrine is no longer a virgin but is set to be married, and in her conservative family pre-marital sex is not accepted; Rima is attracted to women; Jamale (Gisèle Aouad), a regular customer and wannabe actress, is worried about getting old; Rose (Sihame Haddad), a tailoress with a shop next to the salon, is an old woman who had devoted her life to taking care of her mentally unbalanced elder sister Lili (Aziza Semaan), but has found her first love. The film does not refer to any of the political problems or recent warfare that has troubled Lebanon. Rather, Labaki's tale paints everyday people with everyday problems.
Bosta
Bosta (2005)
, 2h22
Directed by Philippe Aractingi
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Nadine Labaki, Mahmoud Mabsout, Sabah, Raya Meddine
Roles Alia
Rating65% 3.295893.295893.295893.295893.29589
À son retour de France après 15 ans d'absence, Kamal veut reconstituer la troupe de danse qu'il avait formée avec ses amis d'enfance.

Director

Capharnaüm, 2h
Directed by Nadine Labaki
Origin Liban
Genres Drama
Actors Nadine Labaki
Rating74% 3.7159053.7159053.7159053.7159053.715905
Un enfant se rebelle contre la vie qu'on cherche à lui imposer et entame un procès contre ses parents.
Where Do We Go Now?, 1h50
Directed by Nadine Labaki
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Feminist films, Films about religion, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Nadine Labaki, Karin Dor, Frederick Stafford
Rating74% 3.7484553.7484553.7484553.7484553.748455
Where Do We Go Now? tells the story of a remote, isolated unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The village is surrounded by land mines and only reachable by a small bridge. As civil strife engulfed the country, the women in the village learn of this fact and try, by various means and to varying success, to keep their men in the dark, sabotaging the village radio, then destroying the village TV.
Caramel
Caramel (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Nadine Labaki
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Al Massri, Yasmine Al Masri
Rating70% 3.5485753.5485753.5485753.5485753.548575
Caramel revolves around the intersecting lives of five Lebanese women. Layale (Nadine Labaki) works in a beauty salon in Beirut along with two other women, Nisrine (Yasmine Al Masri) and Rima (Joanna Moukarzel). Each one has a problem: Layale is stuck in a dead-end relationship with a married man; Nisrine is no longer a virgin but is set to be married, and in her conservative family pre-marital sex is not accepted; Rima is attracted to women; Jamale (Gisèle Aouad), a regular customer and wannabe actress, is worried about getting old; Rose (Sihame Haddad), a tailoress with a shop next to the salon, is an old woman who had devoted her life to taking care of her mentally unbalanced elder sister Lili (Aziza Semaan), but has found her first love. The film does not refer to any of the political problems or recent warfare that has troubled Lebanon. Rather, Labaki's tale paints everyday people with everyday problems.