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Quiz actress Lubna Azabal

June 14th, 2011
12:13 PM ET

Belgium-born actress Lubna Azabal is a star of foreign films.

Acclaimed for her roles in French and Arabic-speaking films, she is best known for her performance in Habbu Assad's Palestinian political thriller Paradise Now which won the 2006 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Most recently, Azabal was named Best Actress at the Genie Award's in Canada for her performance in the Academy Award nominated film Incendies which also featured at this year's Human Rights Festival

Based on the stage play by Wadji Mouawad, the political drama follows the path of the Marwan twins as they return to their late mother's homeland on a promise to find a brother and father they never realized they had.

Incendies takes the viewer through the war-torn region on a confronting journey that tackles issues of women's rights and religious persecution in the Middle East.

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  1. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Lubna Azabal and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Lubna Azabal on the following questions:

    – How will you Improve the Relationship between the Middle East and Belgium, which is the Headquarters of the European Union(EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO)?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011 and beyond?

    I am awaiting Lubna Azabal’s replies.
    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Nativity country: Suriname

    June 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Reply
  2. Salihu Hammawa

    Hi Lubna! i write to wish u success and journey mercy, also to let you know that no any place i like on earth morethan the middle east. I always pray for peace to reign there and to the entire world. my question goes like this: How would u bring understanding between the middle east and the rest of the world? for, an understanding is the major problem that is worrying the whole world. Salihu Hammawa, Lagos Nigeria

    June 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Reply
  3. gordon kobayashi

    Could you tell us a little about your life growing up in Belgium and how you became interested in the cinema as a profession?

    June 19, 2011 at 3:46 am | Reply

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