Saturday, March 9 at 2pm

Lebanon | USA | France
Directed by Nadine Labaki
Arabic & Amharic with English subtitles
Drama
126 minutes
Rated 14A: theme of violence to children

The film follows Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. His story moves him from being a gutsy, streetwise child, to hardened 12-year-old "adult" fleeing his negligent parents. Surviving on his wits, he meets Ethiopian migrant worker, Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zein takes care of her baby son, Yonas, in return. Later imprisoned for committing a violent crime, Zain finally seeks justice and redemption in a courtroom.

Quotes:
“LABAKI SHOWS US, IN GRANULAR, STREET-LEVEL DETAIL - USING MOSTLY NON-PROFESSIONAL ACTORS, MANY OF WHOM ARE REFUGEES THEMSELVES - WHAT LIFE LOOKS LIKE FOR THE UNPROTECTED.”
- Johanna Schneller, Globe and Mail

“CAPERNAUM IS AN ABSOLUTE HEARTBREAKER ABOUT CHILDREN IN PERIL AND THE PLIGHT OF UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE.”
- Peter Howell, Toronto Star

"CAPERNAUM" IS A TOUGH SLOG, NO DOUBT, EVEN BY TOUGH-SLOG STANDARDS. BUT THAT'S A BIG PART OF WHAT MAKES IT SO REWARDING.”
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

Other:
Website: https://sonyclassics.com/capernaum/
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8267604/?ref_=ttawd_awd_tt

Awards:
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year nominee at the Academy Awards 2019
Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language nominee at the Golden Globes 2019
Jury Prize, Prix de la Citoyenneté, and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury winner, and Palme d’Or nominee at the Cannes Film Festival 2018
Other Awards at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8267604/awards?ref_=tt_awd

CAPERNAUM