Nadine Labaki was born in Lebanon and studied media at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut. She is a well-known director in the Arabic music video industry and has directed clips for many well known Middle-Eastern artists. In 2004, she attended the Résidence du Festival de Cannes to write Caramel. Caramel premiered in Cannes film festival 2007 during the Directors fortnight and is Ms Labaki’s first feature film. Ms Labaki also stars in Caramel.