“The film starts with the audacious, hooky premise of a young boy who sues his parents for having him, and over the course of its two hours, it makes its case relentlessly, devastatingly, and uncompromisingly. (…) In the slums of Beirut that Labaki’s characters inhabit, people, especially children, come to be a part of that disorderly accumulation as well. When the film opens, Zain (Zain Alrafeea), who guesses he’s 12 but whose stunted body looks much younger, is being taken out of prison to face his parents in court. He has a lawyer, and even though he’s already stood trial for a stabbing (the details of which we’ll come to learn) he is now the plaintiff: He is here to make the case that his very birth was a crime of neglect.“ (Emily Yoshida, Vulture)
Thursday, 29.11.2018 – 9.45 pm, theater 6 (presented by Nikolai Kinski)
Theatrical release Germany: 17th January 2019!
+++ German Premiere! +++
|Screenplay:||Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Kesrouani, Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar|
|Cast:||Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad|
|Format:||DCP / coulour|
|Language:||Arabic OV / German subtitles|
|Distribution Germany:||Alamode and Wild Bunch Germany|
|Festivals:||Cannes, New Horizon, Melbourne, Sarajewo, Toronto, Zurich, Vancouver, Busan, London etc.|
|Awards:||Cannes Jury Prize and two more prizes, Melbourne and Norway audience award etc.|
“Capharnaüm” is Lebanon’s 2019 Oscar® Entry (“Best Foreign Language Film”).