Capernaüm

2018 – 126 minutes.

Nadine Labaki’s latest film is a poignant portrait about parenthood and surviving in the poorest neighborhoods of Lebanon, seen through the eyes of a child. The compelling cast of characters, consisting mainly of non-professional actors, takes us on a road trip, where new friendships develop and all-decisive choices are made.

When the judge asks 12-year-old Zain ‘Why do you put your parents on trial?’ he answers: ‘For giving me life.’ Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) spends his days in the Lebanese capital Beirut. As the eldest son he has to work to help support his family. When his younger sister is married off to a local greengrocer, Zain decides to run away from home.

Credits

Subtitles
NL
Themes
Democracy and justice, Migration and refugees, Poverty, War and armed conflict
Content rating
12
Suitable for
havo/vwo bovenbouw
mbo - niveau 1 & 2
mbo - niveau 3 & 4
vmbo b/k - leerjaar 3 & 4
vmbo t - leerjaar 3 & 4
Director
Nadine Labaki
Country
Lebanon
Type
Fiction
Duration
126 minutes
Year
2018