Durham Film Club

Shakespeare Hall, 71 North Rd, Durham, DH1 4SQ

21st November 2019

Capernaum (15) 2018

d. Nadine Labaki Leb/US 120 mins

This stunningly realised drama charts the journey of children on the edges of society who find hope in spite of challenges. Zain is a young boy living in an impoverished Beirut neighbourhood; wise and street-smart beyond his years, Zain’s resentment towards his parent builds and following a series of tragic events, finds himself compelled to sue them for bringing children into such a world. A remarkable Oscar nominated film with stunning performances…     

Brilliantly observed story with humour, lyricism and zestrved’ The Independent