7:30 PM, 14th June, 2019
** PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF LEBANON **
After a young Lebanese boy (Zain al Rafeea) runs away from his negligent parents, he struggles to survive on the streets of Beirut, eventually turning to petty crime. When he is caught and sentenced to five years in jail, he decides to turn the tables by suing his parents for their crime of bringing him into this world.
In directing Capharnaüm (meaning ‘chaos’), Nadine Labaki used non-professionals whose lives were similar to those of the characters they played, adapting the script as they spontaneously reacted to situations.
The heartfelt film became one of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Film and won, among many other accolades, the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.