- 2h 1min
- Directed by: Nadine Labaki
- Cast: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
- Language: Arabic / Amharic
Zain (Al Rafeea) is a 12-year-old in Beirut who brings a court case against his parents for bringing him into the world. A captivating piece of storytelling with the rich sweep of a Dickens novel, beautifully photographed. A haunting salute to an indomitable human spirit.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Capernaum18 Feb 2019
Captivating Lebanese drama following a resourceful and determined boy on the streets of Beirut
Capernaum is a rare and thrilling film. Propelled by a seething sense of injustice, it fuses expert storytelling with a striking cinematic sensibility to take the viewer on a gripping, highly emotional journey through life on the streets of Beirut.
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