Nadine Labaki making us proud again
The Cannes Film Festival 2019 chose Lebanese director Nadine Labaki to be President of the Un Certain Regard Jury for the 72nd edition of the Festival, scheduled for May 14-25.
The festival management announced on its official website, that The director, actress and screenwriter is the first Arab director to preside over one of the jury committees at the Cannes Festival.
"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," Labaki said. "And fifteen years ago 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."