Cert: TBC

Capernaum

Winner of the Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018, writer-director Nadine Labaki (Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?) Capernaum 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 escapes from his parents and begins a journey that leads him to filing a lawsuit against his parents for giving birth to him. The trial provides the frame 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.

Language: Arabic, Amharic (English Subtitles)

Awards:

  • Cannes Film Festival 2018 Winner Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
  • Cannes Film Festival 2018 Winner Jury Prize Nadine Labaki
  • Cannes Film Festival 2018 Winner Prix de la citoyenneté
  • Ghent International Film Festival 2018 Winner Audience Award
  • Calgary International Film Festival 2018 Winner Audience Award
  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2018 Winner People's Choice Award
  • Norwegian International Film Festival 2018 Winner Audience Award
  • São Paulo International Film Festival 2018 Winner Audience Award