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Capernaum

Lebanon, 2018

Director: Nadine Labaki

Showing: 1 April 2020

This award-winning film from Lebanese director Nadine Labaki has an unusual protagonist – a 12-year-old boy serving a prison sentence for a stabbing. Stunningly portrayed by Zain Al Rafeea, the boy faces his parents in court, where he is suing them for bringing him into the world. Capernaum details the events leading up to his crime, showing how the brutal living conditions shared by so many others drove him to act as he did.

(126 mins, cert. 15, Arabic with sub-titles)