Capernaum

Start Date:
February 20, 2019
End Date:
February 23, 2019

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this tells the story of a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. Zain, a gutsy streetwise child flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil and her baby son, is jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom. Although it is set in the depths of a society’s systematic inhumanity, CAPERNAUM is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action. (Nadine Labaki, 2018, Lebanon, 2:01, R)

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