Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, CAPERNAUM (“Chaos”) is a new film by Nadine Labaki about the journey of a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy, Zain, who survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits.
Nadine Labaki
Zain Al Rafeea Yordanos Shiferaw Boluwatife Treasure Bankole Kawthar Al Haddad Fadi Kamel Youssef Cedra Izam
R 2 hours, 3 minutes

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CAPERNAUM

by Nadine Labaki

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, CAPERNAUM (“Chaos”) is a new film by Nadine Labaki about the journey of a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy, Zain, who survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits.

Synopsis

Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, CAPERNAUM (“Chaos”), is a new film by Nadine Labaki about the journey of a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy, Zain, who survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. He flees his parents and to assert his rights, takes them to court suing them for the “crime” of giving him life.

CAPERNAUM was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Following her script, Labaki placed her performers in scenes and asked them to react spontaneously with their own words and gestures. When the non-actors’ instincts diverged from the written script, Labaki adapted the screenplay to follow them – resulting in a neo-realism that has been compared to that of De Sica and Rossellini. Labaki creates a deft portrait of a Kafkaesque bureaucracy that ensnarls its subjects with regulations that make their difficult lives nearly impossible. Today, the two leads in the film live in Norway and France.

While steeped in the quiet routines of ordinary people, CAPERNAUM is a film with an expansive palette: without warning it can ignite with emotional intensity, surprise with unexpected tenderness, and inspire with flashes of poetic imagery. Although it is set in the depths of a society’s systematic inhumanity, CAPERNAUM is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action.


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With

Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad, Fadi Kamel Youssef, Cedra Izam

Director

Nadine Labaki

Run time

2 hours, 3 minutes

Released

December 14, 2018

Distributed by

Sony Pictures Classics

Country

Lebanon, United States

Subtitles

Arabic and Amharic with English Subtitles

Hearing Assistance

Descriptive Audio Devices Available
Assisted Listening Devices Available

Showing

Feb 15 through Feb 21

Showtimes for the upcoming week are published on Tuesdays. Please check back for additional times as they are added.

r
for language and some drug material

Reviews

Peter Travers Rolling Stone
Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor
A.O. Scott The New York Times

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