Dorchester Film Society
Showing The Best Of World Cinema Since 1958


Jan 23, 2020 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange

  • Director: Nadine Labaki
  • Year: 2018
  • Country: Lebanon
  • Run Time: 126 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 77
  • B: 27
  • C: 6
  • D: 0
  • E: 0
  • Overall: 91

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki's CAPERNAUM ("Chaos") tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. CAPERNAUM follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), being jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom. CAPERNAUM was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own.