CAPHARNAÜM

Rating: M
Length: 126 mins

OSCAR NOMINATED BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR!

Zain, a 12 year old boy, faces a judge.

The Judge asks Zain “Why are you suing your own parents?”

Zain replies, “For giving me life”.

Labaki’s CAPHARNAÜM received a 15-minute standing ovation as well as the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is a profound, politically charged fable, featuring mostly non-professional actors, about a child who launches a lawsuit against his parents.

“A social-realist blockbuster – fired by furious compassion and teeming with sorrow, yet strewn with diamond-shards of beauty, wit and hope.” THE TELE (UK)

“While this is unquestionably an issue film, it tackles its subject with intelligence and heart.” VARIETY.

“A fairy tale and an opera, a potboiler and a news bulletin, a howl of protest and an anthem of resistance.” NYTIMES.

Official Trailer