Archive of films Capernaum / Capharnaüm
Lebanon / France / USA
2018, 126 min
Section: People Next Door
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.
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.
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).
About the film
|Section:||People Next Door|
|Screenplay:||Nadine Labaki, Khaled Mouzanar|
|Dir. of Photography:||Christopher Aoun|
|Art Director:||Hussein Baydoun|
|Production:||Mooz Films Production|
|Cast:||Kawthar Al Haddad, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Nadine Labaki, Zain Al Rafeea|
|Distributor:||Film Europe s.r.o.|