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2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 11 – Nadine Labaki’s Capharnaum

2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 11 – Nadine Labaki’s Capharnaum

The Lebanese writer-director-actress started in the Director’s Fortnight with Caramel in 2007, moved up to the UCR section with Lebanon 2011’s with Where Do We Go Now?. For her third time out, she breaks into the comp with Capharnaüm –  the story of a twelve year-old who decide to sue his parents. It’s this year’s Loveless for the theme of abandoned children.

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Last night, Labaki shot in front of the pack with many are considering the favorite to win the Palme d’Or. With 19 out of 20 of our critics sending in their grades (for an average of 2.7), they either love it (six critics gave the film a score of 4 stars) or loathe it. Will she become the 2don (and only) Palme d’Or winner in the history of the fest. Vegas odds say yes.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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