We can’t wait to finally watch it!
Nadine Labaki’s latest film, Capernaum has had a great year, as it has been nominated for every major award this award season. Now, Dubai film fans will get a chance to watch the highly acclaimed film at Cinema Akil from March 15 to 29.
The Oscar nominated film follows a 12-year-old boy who resorts to stealing and begging to survive on the streets of Beirut, and proceeds to sue his parents for bringing him into a world of suffering. One of the major standpoints, and what makes this film special, is that the majority of the film’s cast features non-professional actors, some of whom are actual street children.
The film, which is the Lebanese directors third feature, premiered May 17 at the Cannes Film Festival to a 15-minute standing ovation. The the movie went on to win its first award, the coveted Jury Prize. Ever since then, Capernaum was both nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFA, but has lost out in both shows to Netflix’s Roma. However, the heart-wrenching feature is still in the running for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, making Nadine the first Lebanese female director nominated for an Oscar.