Capharnaüm

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Directed by Nadine Labaki
Lebanon, USA
121 minutes
M
Nadine Labaki’s funny yet tough feature about an incensed 12 year old Lebanese boy seeking to sue his parents, is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards.

NOMINATED: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, ACADEMY AWARDS 2019

WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD ROTTERDAM 2019; JURY PRIZE, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018

SELECTED: PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Zain is so incensed by his impoverished parents’ behaviour that he runs away from home. On Beirut’s streets, he encounters an Ethiopian refugee and her baby, and ends up babysitting the tiny child. After a series of mishaps and misdeeds, Zain ends up suing his parents for ‘giving him life’. The young non-professional performers, whose roles are not that far removed from their own lives, are outstanding in this not-to-be-missed award winner.

Capharnaüm is a howl of protest against social injustice, a film as grounded in a place and time and yet as universal in its empathy with the dispossessed as Bicycle Thieves or Salaam Bombay! – Screen International

Please note online bookings end Thu 7 Feb, 5pm - after this time tickets are sold through the venue, subject to availability.

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Capharnaüm

Katherine Cinemas
Sat 9 February
7pm—9:01pm
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Classification
M
Country
Lebanon, USA
Language
In Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles
Director
Nadine Labaki
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