The director of box office breakout ‘Caramel’ presents a powerful portrait of life on Beirut’s streets with this Cannes Film Festival winner. 12-year-old Zain (Zain al Rafeea) lives with his impoverished family in Beirut. When an attempt to help his sister escape an arranged marriage fails, he runs away from home, embarking on an adventure that finds him looking after a young baby. Nadine Labaki’s extraordinary film, a plea for tolerance and empathy sees that director employ an edgier style, which suits her subject. By turns funny, moving and traumatic, ‘Capernaum’ is a stunning film.
★★★★ “An angrier, tougher and funnier film than anything Labaki has made before” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian