- Screening Dates: 18th July, 6pm // 1st August, 8pm
- Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad, Fadi Kamel Youssef
- Directed by: Nadine Labaki
- Running time: 160 mins - tbc -
- Rating: M
- Language: Arabic with English subtitles
After running away from his negligent parents, committing a violent crime and being sentenced to five years in jail, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him.
Capernaum, also known as Cafarnaúm or Capharnaüm (Arabic: کفرناحوم, translated onscreen as Chaos), is a 2018 Lebanese drama film directed by Nadine Labaki. The film stars Syrian refugee child actor Zain Al Rafeea as Zain El Hajj, a 12-year-old living in the slums of Beirut. The film is told in flashback format, focusing on Zain’s life, including his encounter with an Ethiopian immigrant Rahil and her infant son Yonas, and leading up to his attempt to sue his parents for child neglect.
The film debuted at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or, and won the Jury Prize. The film received a 15-minute standing ovation following its premiere at Cannes on 17 May 2018.