Oprah Winfrey gushes over ‘director extraordinaire’ Nadine Labaki

Nadine Labaki and her husband Khaled Mouzanar at an event earlier this year. (AFP)
Updated 12 February 2019
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Oprah Winfrey gushes over ‘director extraordinaire’ Nadine Labaki

DUBAI: Oscar nominated Lebanese director Nadine Labaki and her producer husband Khaled Mouzanar dined with Oprah Winfrey, who took to Instagram to share the exciting moment this week.

"Look who came for lunch… director extraordinaire @nadinelabaki and her producer husband Khaled.

I love their movie #Capernaum so much. If you get the chance, see it!"

Oprah previously expressed her love for the movie on social media and was joined in her sentiment by actress Glenn Close who said the film impacted her deeply in a red-carpet interview at the BAFTAs, when asked what her top films of the year were.

“Capernaum. It moved me to my absolute core. I think it’s a masterwork. I really do,” she said.


Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru

Updated 16 February 2019
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Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru

  • The discovery was made on the Mata Indio dig site in the northern Lambayeque region
  • Despite evidence of looting, archaeologists recovered items including vases

LIMA: Peruvian archaeologists discovered an Incan tomb in the north of the country where an elite member of the pre-Columbian empire was buried, one of the investigators announced Friday.
The discovery was made on the Mata Indio dig site in the northern Lambayeque region, archaeologist Luis Chero told state news agency Andina.
Archaeologists believe the tomb belonged to a noble Inca based on the presence of “spondylus,” a type of sea shell always present in the graves of important figures from the Incan period, which lasted from the 12th to the 16th centuries.
The tomb had been broken into multiple times, possibly in search of treasure. But despite evidence of looting, archaeologists recovered items including vases.
The tomb also had unique architecture including hollows for the placement of idols.
Chero said the findings “demonstrate the majesty and importance of this site,” located 1,000 kilometers north of the capital Lima, and 2,000 kilometers from Cusco — capital of the Inca empire which stretched from southern Colombia to central Chile.