Capernaum

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    120 mins
  • Release Date
    2018
  • Countries
    USA, France, Lebanon
  • Languages
    Arabic

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner CAPERNAUM was heralded by The Wrap as, "the kind of filmmaking miracle that boggles the mind." Nadine Labaki's film follows  Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), being jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom. Made with  a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own, is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action.
DIRECTED BY:
Nadine Labaki
WRITTEN BY:
Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily
CAST INCLUDES:
Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad, Nadine Labaki, Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Fadi Yousef

SYNOPSIS

After fleeing his negligent and abusive parents, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old boy sues them to protest the life they’ve given him.

Capernaum

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    120 mins
  • Release Date
    2018
  • Countries
    USA, France, Lebanon
  • Languages
    Arabic
DIRECTED BY
Nadine Labaki
WRITTEN BY
Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily
CAST INCLUDES
Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad, Nadine Labaki, Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Fadi Yousef
Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner CAPERNAUM was heralded by The Wrap as, "the kind of filmmaking miracle that boggles the mind." Nadine Labaki's film follows  Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), being jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom. Made with  a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own, is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action.

After fleeing his negligent and abusive parents, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old boy sues them to protest the life they’ve given him.

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