WHO’S IN IT?
Zain Al Rafeea (film debut), Yordanos Shiferaw (film debut), Boluwatife Treasure Bankole (film debut), Kawthar Al Haddad (film debut), Fadi Kamel Youssef (film debut), Nour el Husseini (film debut), Cedra Izam (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?), director, writer; Jihad Hojeily (Caramel) and Michelle Keserwany (film debut), writers; Khaled Mouzanar (film debut), producer, composer; Michel Merkt (Elle), producer; Christopher Aoun (Ismaii), cinematographer; Konstantin Bock (film debut) and Laure Gardette (L’Amant Double), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
A young boy named Zain (Rafeea) goes to a courthouse and asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. We then see his troubled childhood in Beirut play out, including when his parents make an unforgivable deal to marry off his younger sister, which causes him to take off and come across one haunting situation after another…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Capernaum is a harrowing but sobering reflection of the realities bestowed upon children in impoverished countries, which director Nadine Labaki has transformed into an immersive and multi-award nominated masterpiece.