The Lebanese director Nadine Labaki will preside over the jury set to weigh up the Un Certain Regard selection of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. The announcement comes only three weeks away from the unveiling of the Official Selection of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (which will unspool from 14-25 May 2019). Labaki follows in the footsteps of Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro, who was last year’s jury chair.
The three features helmed by the filmmaker (who is also a screenwriter and actress) have all been screened on the Croisette: "Caramel", in the 2007 Directors’ Fortnight; "Where Do We Go Now?", in Un Certain Regard in 2011; and "Capernaum", which took home the Jury Prize from the official competition last year before going on to be nominated for the Golden Globes and the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film.