After showing her film Weeping Willow in multiple international films festivals, Lebanese student filmmaker Krystel El Koussa sits down with Reel Rambler to discuss her film, why she made it, and what her future plans are.
Actress, producer, and ex-daytime television queen Oprah Winfrey made a post about Nadine Labaki’s Capharnaum on her Instagram page over the weekend. The Cecil B. Demille Award winner wrote that she couldn’t stop thinking about the movie and its young actors — praising the performances of the film’s lead (Zain Al Rafeea) and now infamous toddler (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole) —
Roma was always poised to win thanks to additional nominations in the Best Screenplay and Best Director categories, the latter of which it won in. Nevertheless, getting recognised remains a great moment for Lebanese cinema in 2018, and one can only hope it is the first of many.