Archive of films Capernaum / Capharnaüm

Lebanon / France / USA
2018, 126 min

Section: People Next Door
Year: 2021

Twelve-year-old Zain, who is sent to a juvenile prison for a violent crime, decides to sue his parents for having given him life. Shot from a child’s perspective, Nadine Labaki’s film takes an uncompromising look at the poorest stratum of Lebanese society, where a child’s outlook for a better future is rarely encouraging.


Synopsis

Twelve-year-old Zain, who is sent to a juvenile prison for a violent crime, decides to sue his parents for having given him life. In her award-winning third feature film, Nadine Labaki uses a child’s perspective to present an uncompromising testimony of the poorest social stratum and the desire to defy one’s fate. Filled with emotion and the occasional snatches of humor, Capernaum is above all an authentic story of the injustices and fatalism of Lebanese society, where a poor child’s outlook for a better future is rarely promising.

Natalia Neudačina

About the director

Nadine Labaki (1974, Beirut). Selected filmography: Caramel (Sukkar Banat, 2007), Where Do We Go Now? (Et maintenant on va où?, 2011), Capernaum (Capharnaüm, 2018).

Contacts

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: People Next Door
   
Director: Nadine Labaki
Screenplay: Nadine Labaki, Khaled Mouzanar
Dir. of Photography: Christopher Aoun
Music: Khaled Mouzanar
Editor: Konstantin Bock
Art Director: Hussein Baydoun
Producer: Khaled Mouzanar
Production: Mooz Films Production
Cast: Kawthar Al Haddad, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Nadine Labaki, Zain Al Rafeea
Sales: Wild Bunch
Distributor: Film Europe s.r.o.
   
www: http://www.capharnaumfilm.com/
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