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Cannes Winner Capernaum

Year 2018
Runtime 123 mins
Language Arabic (English Subtitles)

Winner of 2018 Fan Favourite Award

Winner of 2018 Audience Favourite, US/International Narrative Feature


Winner of the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes, Nadine Labaki’s CAPERNAUM features one of the most extraordinary courtroom cases seen in cinema: 12-year-old Zain is suing his parents for giving him life, but if that wasn’t remarkable enough, it turns out that he is launching his lawsuit against his parents while serving a prison sentence. Once the initial premise is revealed, the film takes us on an emotionally charged journey through the streets of Beirut and shows us the gritty life that Zain and his siblings had to face while uncovering the decisions made by his parents.


Written by Sachin Gandhi


Cannes

TIFF

Melbourne International Film Festival

New Horizons Film Festival


Winner of Jury Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Cannes


Presented by Imperial




Community Partner: Calgary Arabia Radio


Countries

Lebanon
Director
Nadine Labaki
Executive Producer
Akram Safa, Fouad Mikati, Candice Abela, Samer Rizk, Georges Sarraf, Sylvio Sharif Tabet, Ray Barakat, Chady Eli Mattar, Antoine Khalife, Joslyn Barnes, Danny Glover, Wissam Smayra
Producer
Khaled Mouzanar, Michel Merkt, Pierre Sarraf (co-producer)
Screenwriter
Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Kesrouani, Khaled Mouzanar
Cinematographer
Christopher Aoun
Editor
Konstantin Bock, Laure Gardette
Music
Khaled Mouzanar
Cast
Zain Al Rafeea, Kawthar Al Haddad, Fadi Kamel Youssef, Nadine Labaki, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Cedra Izam