Capernaum

Directed by Nadine Labaki
Country:
Lebanon, USA
Year:
2018
Certificate:
15A

“★★★★ ... wonderfully performed and directed. ” The Guardian

Winner of the Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, the latest film from writer-director Nadine (Caramel) is a powerful drama, chronicling the beleaguered life of 12-year-old Zain Al Rafeea.

Overcome with anger, when his parents sell his 11-year-old sister's hand in marriage, Zain runs away from home and begins a journey that eventually leads him to file a lawsuit against his parents for giving birth to him. The trial provides the framing through which Zain's story unfolds.

Featuring a host of astounding performances, Capernaum marks the sensational debut of young actor Al Rafeea, with writer-director Nadine Labaki crafting an emotionally powerful and thought-provoking tale of hope.

Stunningly realised, Capernaum is searing, energetic and essential viewing.

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  • Available on DCP Format: From April 2019
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From TBC