Nadine Labaki “Capharnaum” Walks Home with the Palme d’Or.

Nadine Labaki become the second female director to win the Palme d’Or prize following Jane Campion for “The Piano.” The Cannes jury announced this year’s prizewinners, and kept the biggest Palme d’Or prize for the end.

“Capharnaum,” the new drama from Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, earned a massive 15-minute standing ovation following its May 17 premiere at the festival, according to the glowing first reactions.
Numerous members of the press reacted strongly to the film on Twitter following the screening, with many predicting “Capernaum” walks home with the Palme d’Or.

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