• 2018
  • Lebanon
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • 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.

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18 Feb 20195 stars

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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