Capernaum – Lebanon 2018

 

Sunday November 24th

7.30pm 

Capernaum (Arabic: کفرناحوم‎), also known as Capharnaüm, is a 2018 Lebanese drama film written and directed by Nadine Labaki. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize.

A politically-charged fable, featuring mostly non-professional actors, about a child who launches a lawsuit against his parents.

The film received a 15-minute standing ovation following its premiere at Cannes on 17 May 2018. Sony Pictures Classics, which had previously distributed Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now?, bought North American and Latin American distribution rights for the film, while Wild Bunch retained the international rights.