Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Film Screening: Capernaum

Thu, September 5, 2019 | AFS Cinema, 6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas 78752

7:00 PM

Film Screening: Capernaum

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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

Sponsored by: Austin Film Society, Department of Radio, Television and Film

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