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09 October 2019
  Rating 15

Lebanon/USA 2018 120 minutes
Director: Nadine Labaki

This stunningly realised drama charts the journey of children on the edges of society who find hope despite the challenges of their everyday lives. Zain is a young boy living with his family in an impoverished Beirut neighbourhood. Street-wise beyond his years, Zain’s resentment towards his parents builds and, following a series of tragic events, he is compelled to sue them for bringing children into such a world. Writer/director Nadine Labaki shows a shocking culture of parents treating children as goods to be bought and sold. Through her skilful storytelling, she widens our understanding to see that none of us is in a position to judge. Featuring astounding performances from its lead child actors, Capernaum is a compassionate and unforgettable tale of hope.

Cannes Film Festival 2018 - Winner of The Jury Award