World soundtrack awards
Archived: Capharnaüm - Capernaum (2018)

director: Nadine Labaki

composer: Khaled Mouzanar
With: Kawthar Al Haddad, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, a.o.

duration: 123 minutes
Drama, Courtroom drama

Gala Premières and special events

"'Capernaum' begins with what looks like the preamble to a high-profile custody battle. A haunted-looking couple arrive at court in a flurry of flash-bulbs and microphones, where they're joined by their 12-year-old son, who skulks into the chamber with a gaggle of stewards. But it soon becomes clear that the seating plan isn't quite right for a divorce: in this case, the boy is the plaintiff, and the mother and father are about to be judged. To pin-drop silence, young Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) announces that he wants to sue his parents "for giving me life" - which is, without question, a weighty statement for any 12-year-old to make. But wait until you see the life they gave him." (The Telegraph)


director: Nadine Labaki
composer: Khaled Mouzanar
producer: Michel Merkt, Khaled Mouzanar
screenplay: Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, Nadine Labaki, Khaled Mouzanar
Editor: Konstantin Bock
Cinematography: Christopher Aoun

production company: Boo Pictures

More info

dialogue: Arabic
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: Lebanon - United States of America
year: 2018


NADINE LABAKI (1974): Caramel (2007), Where Do We Go Now? (2011), Capharnaum (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35
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