Original Title: Capharnaüm
Running Time: 120min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Spotlight Series
Deeply resentful of his poor upbringing and his parent’s monetarily-influenced decision to support the arranged marriage of his younger sister, Zain, a precocious twelve-year-old who is currently serving time in a Lebanon prison, decides to sue his parents on the basis of having been born. Nadine Labaki’s politically-fueled drama has a unique storyline that brings attention to the issues of children in Beirut’s slums.
Capernaum was presented with the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival along with a fifteen-minute standing ovation.
Lebanon’s entry for the 2019 Foreign-Language Academy Award
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Director: Nadine Labaki
Producer: Khaled Mouzanar, Michel Merkt
Screenwriter: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Kesrouani, Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar
Production Company: Mooz Films
Music: Khaled Mouzanar
Cinematographer: Christopher Aoun
Editor: Konstantin Bock, Laure Gardette