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Genre: Drama
Programme
Synopsis

„I want to sue my parents. Because they gave birth to me.” Twelve-year-old Zain tends to tell it like it is. Instead of going to school like other children in Beirut, he is already forced to earn money in order to provide on a daily basis. When his parents sell his younger sister Sahar to their landlord, Zain has finally had enough and decides to run away from home. In an amusement park he meets Rahil, illegal cleaner from Ethiopia. Zain offers to babysit her one-year-old son, whom she has to hide from the authorities. A few weeks and many unforgettable experiences later, Zain decides to sue his parents in court… The film title „Capernaum” denotes a place full of chaos and madness. This is exactly where Lebanese director Nadine Labaki sets and skilfully unravels her highly emotional fable about life in poverty.

Director
Nadine Labaki

(1974)

Filmography
  • Sukkar banat (Caramel, 2007)
  • Et maintenant on va où? (Where Do We Go Now?, 2011)
  • Capharnaüm (2018)
Sun, 18.11.2018
5:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 5
030507
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 030507
Wed, 21.11.2018
9:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
060607
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 060607
Sun, 02.12.2018
5:00 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
171706
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 171706
Film info
Country: Lebanon
Year: 2018
Duration: 120 minutes
Language: Arabic
Director: Nadine Labaki
Producers: Khaled Mouzanar, Michel Merkt
Writers: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Kesrouani, Khaled Mouzanar, Georges Khabbaz
DOP: Christopher Aoun
Montage: Konstantin Bock
Composer: Khaled Mouzanar
Cast: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad, Nadine Labaki
Production: Mooz Films
Distributor: Kino Pavazaris
Festivals: Cannes (Jury Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury), Toronto, Busan, London
Synopsis

„I want to sue my parents. Because they gave birth to me.” Twelve-year-old Zain tends to tell it like it is. Instead of going to school like other children in Beirut, he is already forced to earn money in order to provide on a daily basis. When his parents sell his younger sister Sahar to their landlord, Zain has finally had enough and decides to run away from home. In an amusement park he meets Rahil, illegal cleaner from Ethiopia. Zain offers to babysit her one-year-old son, whom she has to hide from the authorities. A few weeks and many unforgettable experiences later, Zain decides to sue his parents in court… The film title „Capernaum” denotes a place full of chaos and madness. This is exactly where Lebanese director Nadine Labaki sets and skilfully unravels her highly emotional fable about life in poverty.

Director
Nadine Labaki

(1974)

Filmography
  • Sukkar banat (Caramel, 2007)
  • Et maintenant on va où? (Where Do We Go Now?, 2011)
  • Capharnaüm (2018)