CAPERNAUM (15) – 2018 Lebanon/USA/France 126 mins – Arabic with subtitles

Director: Nadine Labaki
Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

For Beirut’s underclass, life is capernaum (chaos), and 12-year-old Zain is suing his parents for bringing him into it. Labeki immerses us in a world where children are forced to grow up far too young, as Zain flees from his family home to a different struggle with an undocumented migrant worker and her toddler son. This stunningly realised drama, a Best Foreign Language Oscar nominee, is a humane and heart wrenching depiction of life in the shadows.

In its unbroken gaze and visionary sweep, it already feels like a landmark ★★★★★ Robbie CollinThe Telegraph

Film of the Week, Sight & Sound Magazine


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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 9 April 2019

Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £7.50, £6.00 (concessions), £5.00 aged 25 and under.

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