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Monday 29th April, 2019 - 20:00€6 – €9
Winner of the Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018, writer-director Nadine Labaki’s (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.
Director Nadine Labaki. Lebanon / USA, 2018. 120 minutes Cert 15A