Lebanon's Capharnaüm nominated for Golden Globe

The film recounts the journey of 12-year-old Zain, who decides to sue his parents for having brought him into this world when they can’t raise him properly, even if only to give him love.
by Annahar Staff

6 December 2018 | 17:10

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The award-winning Lebanese director Nadine Labaki's newest movie “Capharnaüm” sheds light on the harsh actuality of the country’s marginalized groups.

BEIRUT: Nadine Labaki's film, Capharnaüm, received Thursday a 2019 Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, marking Lebanon's first entry into the esteemed ceremony. 

Capharnaüm is Labaki's first film in eight years, which culminated in a heart wrenching and emotion-driven 120min journey into, in many regards, the abusive current state of affairs in Lebanon.

The film recounts the journey of 12-year-old Zain, who decides to sue his parents for having brought him into this world when they can’t raise him properly, even if only to give him love.

The film received critical acclaim from across the board, having eloquently portrayed the hardships faced by many afflicted Lebanese families. 

It was also nominated for the International Feature Award while winning the Asia Pacific Screen Award. 

Actor Zain Al Rafeea, the film's protagonist, also won a British Independent Film Award. 

This latest nomination follows the success attained by another Lebanese film last year, Ziad Doueiry’s The Insult, who was nominated for an Oscar, narrowly losing out to Sebastián Lelio's A Fantastic Woman.

The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019.

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