Back in 2018, we had the pleasure of screening Capernaum, which competed for Palme D’or, Best Foreign Language at the Oscars. #IsolateWithEIFF is featuring this harrowing but ultimately empowering story of life for children in the midst of intense political conflict. Capernaum is available on Netflix!
Capernaüm (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain (Zain al-Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old “adult” fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zain takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. TRAILER.