Film 10

Jun 18th CAPERNAUM; Leb/Fr/USA+, 2018, 121 mins, M

Dir: Nadine Labaki. Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw.

  After being jailed for committing a violent crime, Zain, a mistreated 12-year-old boy, sues his parents for giving him life. Zain's large family live hand to mouth in a squalid apartment in Lebanon. The kids work instead of going to school. When Zain's 11-year-old sister is sold into marriage, he flees the family home in search of a better life. He is taken in and lovingly cared for by an illegal Ethiopian worker, Rahil, who lives in a shanty house with her baby. But when Rahil disappears, Zain is suddenly left to fend for himself and her baby, resorting to increasingly desperate measures to survive. Drama.

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