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Capernaum (CTBC)

1-7 February

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GFT exclusive preview week – general release 22 February

Winner of the Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018, this is a story of gut-wrenching emotion, desperation and ultimately, hope. Set in the slums of Beirut, we meet young Zain, pleading before a judge that he should be allowed to sue his parents for bringing children into such a life of suffering. The story then flashes back to reveal Zain’s journey, as he is forced into taking responsibility for a helpless toddler, having to fend for the two of them in the city’s harsh, unloving streets. 

Writer/director Nadine Labaki (Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?) shows a shocking culture of parents treating children as goods to be bought and sold, but through her skilful storytelling 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 compassionate, unforgettable storytelling.

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  • Director Nadine Labaki
  • Cast Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Kawsar Al Haddad
  • Certificate CTBC
  • Running time 2h
  • Country Lebanon/USA
  • Language subtitles
  • Year of Production 2018
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