Monday 1st April – 7.30pm

Capernaum (12A)

2018 Lebanon directed by Nadine Lebaki, 126 minutes

A stunning film from Lebanese director Nadine Lebaki which has already won many awards and was nominated for an Oscar (Best Foreign Film category) this year. The film opens in a courtroom with the judge asking 12 year-old Zain why he is suing his parents. “Because they gave me life” he replies. Set in the slums of Beirut and with an astonishing performance by Zain al Rafeea, we watch his angry journey rebelling against the card he was dealt to find some compassion in his chaotic world of a dog-eat-dog, corruption and criminality. Unmissable. (In Arabic with subtitles)

Film notes (paper copies available at the screening)

Tickets (£5 adults, £3 children) available on the door or in advance from the Buxton Opera House box office