|Sat 16th Mar||7.45pm|
|Weds 20th Mar||7.45pm|
|Thurs 21st Mar||7.45pm|
Dir: Nadine Labaki | Lebanon/USA | 2018 | 126 mins | Arabic w/English subtitles
Cast: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shireraw, Kawthar Al Haddad, Fadi Kanel Youssef
Winner of numerous awards, writer-director Nadine Labaki’s (Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?) sensational, unforgettable drama Capernaum depicts children on the very edges of society – and in the poorest slums of Beirut – fighting to survive via its young protagonist, Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), who defies his family in search of a better life. Performed with incredible veracity by a largely non-professional (and very young) cast and brilliantly staged and shot, it’s a rough, vigorous, angry film investigating the profound experience of childhood poverty and neglect.
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