Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shireraw, Kawthar Al Haddad, Fadi Kanel Youssef
Winner of the Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018, writer-director Nadine Labaki (Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?) returns with the powerful Capernaum. This stunningly realised drama charts the journey of children on the edges of society who find hope in spite of the challenges of their everyday lives.
Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) is a young boy living with his family in an impoverished Beirut neighbourhood. Wise and street-smart beyond his years, Zain’s resentment towards his parents builds and, following a series of tragic events, he is compelled to sue them for bringing children into such a world.
Featuring a host of astounding performances, Capernaum marks the sensational debut of young actor Al Rafeea, with writer-director Nadine Labaki crafting an emotionally powerful and thought-provoking tale of hope.
Tackles its subject with intelligence and heart