Capernaum

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Capernaum (2018, Lebanon/France/USA, Nadine Labaki, 2hr 6 min, 15)is a drama set in Beirut that tells the story of a 12 year old street kid, Zain(Zain Al Rafeea), who has run away from his unhappy, abusive home. Zains parents, who can barely afford to feed themselves, let alone their children are planning to marry off Zains younger sister to a local businessman, a decision that disgusts him and prompts him to leave home. He soon makes friends with a cleaning woman Rahil(Yordanos Shiferaw), an Ethiopian immigrant single mother, without the right papers to be working in the country, becoming a surrogate big brother to her similarly undocumented toddler Yonas. When Rahil goes missing, Zain becomes Yonass guardian too, and the two children must fend for themselves in a grim, chaotic world. The film, nominated for this years foreign language Oscar and Jury Prize-winner at Cannes last year, is about the link between poverty and anger and is much angrier, tougher and sometimes funnier than you might imagine.View the trailer herePlease Note: This film is in STUDIO 609 at 7.30pm - there is another film on the same night at 7.45pm in the Performance Hall. You cannot watch both screenings.

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