Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw and Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
Director: Nadine Labaki
Duration: 126 mins.
Lebanese with English Subtitles
Cannes Jury Prize Winner when it received a 15 minute standing ovation. Nominated for BAFTA, Oscar and Golden Globe Awards.
From acclaimed director Nadine Labaki comes a stunning and unforgettable new film.
In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain stands before a judge. He asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family.
Forced to live by his wits in order to survive, Zain’s life reaches a turning point and young Zain takes to the road. While looking for work at a fairground, he meets Cockroach Man and befriends a young woman who is working illegally as a cleaner and struggling to care for her baby, Jonas. Zain and Jonas form a touching bond but things get much more complicated when circumstances force Zain to make choices that will have huge ramifications.
'Capernaum' is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit – a battle cry for the forgotten, the unwanted and the lost that offers hope in the most unexpected of places.
'Capernaum', a sprawling tale wrenched from real life, goes beyond the conventions of documentary or realism into a mode of representation that doesn’t quite have a name. It’s a fairy tale and an opera, a potboiler and a news bulletin, a howl of protest and an anthem of resistance. New York Times
Thrills with compassion and heart. Time Out
A film that already feels like a landmark Daily Telegraph
Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80
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