About the Film
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, “Capernaum” (“Chaos”) is about a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. The story follows a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, is jailed for a crime, and finally seeks justice by taking his parents to court. Breathtaking performances highlight one of the most powerful films of the year. It can ignite with emotional intensity, surprise with unexpected tenderness, and inspire with flashes of cinematic poetic.
”’Capernaum’ is a searing, unforgettable work.” -The Seattle Times