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Capernaum

 

 

Original title:
Capharnaüm
Slovenian title:
Kafarnaum
Section:
AVANTPREMIERES

Country, year:
Lebanon, France, 2018
Length:
120

Directed by:
Nadine Labaki

Screenplay:
Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Kesrouani, Nadine Labaki, Khaled Mouzanar, Geroges Khabbaz
Cinematography:
Christopher Aoun
Music:
Khaled Mouzanar
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Arabic
Voting code:
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Cast:
Nadine Labaki (Nadine), Zain Alrafeea (Zain), Yordanos Shifera (Rahil), Treasure Bankole (Jonas), Fadi Youssef (Selim), Alaa Chouchniye (Aspro), Cedra Izam (Sahar), Kawthar Al Haddad (Souad)
Awards:
Cannes 2018 (Jury Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury), Melbourne 2018 (People's Choice Award), Sarajevo 2018 (Audience Award), Toronto 2018


DateHourLocation 
Thu, 8.11.2018 18:00 Maribox
Fri, 9.11.2018 14:30 Linhart Hall
Sat, 10.11.2018 19:15 Kino Komuna
Thu, 15.11.2018 18:45 Kosovel Hall

Deli povezavo
Description:
A heart-rending story about a twelve-year-old boy suing his parents for bringing him into this unforgiving and futureless world, Capernaum draws attention to the tragic situation of children living in abject poverty.

Zain is only 12, but he's seen enough of this life to resent his own existence. With numerous children to care for, his parents resort to some inventive scams, such as saturating garments with tramadol, which they then pass along to Zain's incarcerated brother who reconstitutes the drug and sells it to fellow prisoners. More alarmingly, Zain's parents have sold his 11-year-old sister's hand in marriage, which prompts Zain to run away. But life in the streets offers Zain fewer and fewer places to hide. Encouraged by a current affairs program seeking to draw attention to child poverty, Zain files a lawsuit against his parents for giving birth to him. The trial provides the frame through which Zain's story unfolds, as he struggles to make sense of a world that has rejected him from the day that he was born.

"Nobody in the film is professional. Nobody. Every single one of those actors is almost playing himself. /…/ The real Zain is living in exactly the same situation. He's been living for the past year in Lebanon with no papers - he's illegal in the country. /…/ So it was very important for me to sort of become this tool. I just wanted myself to be invisible. As invisible as possible. Just become a tool for these people to be heard." (Nadine Labaki)


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