The Cannes Grand Jury Prize-winning story of twelve-year-old Zain, small for his age but clever at surviving the chaos of his life in a Beirut slum. A series of events lands the boy in spiritual and legal peril, and he sues his own parents for giving birth to him.
“CAPERNAUM is a hectic and heartbreaking film, driven by its director Nadine Labaki’s curiosity and the charisma of her young star, Zain al Rafeea.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times
“With two astonishing child performances… it’s a gripping, sympathetic cry for the dispossessed.” – Ian Freer, Empire