Art Alert: Oscar-nominated Lebanese drama Capernaum to screen at Chefchaoun in Dokki
Ahram Online, , Thursday 12 Sep 2019
The drama, directed by Nadine Labaki, won the Jury Prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival


Lebanese drama Capernaum will be screened on Thursday, 19 September, at Chefchaoun, a co-working and training space in Dokki.



The drama, directed by Nadine Labaki, was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars this year, and also won the Jury Prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.



Capernaum follows the travails of Zain, a malnourished Syrian boy who runs away from his family when his 11-year-old sister Sahar is sold into marriage.



The film tells a story of poverty and survival in Beirut's underclass, and gained a 15-minute standing ovation at Cannes last year.



Labaki, 45, has arguably become the Lebanese culture scene's most prominent export.



Syrian refugee Zain Al-Rafeea, who played the lead character, was recently resettled by the United Nations to Norway with his family.



Chefchaoun, as listed in their bio, is a co-working space that is operating based on a strong social mission aiming to "fulfill the needs of social entities by providing a cozy, inspiring and at the same time professional venue."

Programme:

Thursday 19 Septemberat 7PM
11 Haroun st., Messaha, Dokki

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