What Our Members Thought About Capernaum - Picturehouse Spotlight

What Our Members Thought About Capernaum

Our members loved Nadine Labaki's film Capernaum. Read some of their reactions.

Last weekend we hosted Members’ Free Preview screenings of Picturehouse Entertainment’s Capernaum, a powerful story written and directed by the astonishing Nadine Labaki. The screenings were proven a success as our members’ feedback shows.


Here’s just some of their great comments!

“Powerful! Tough with moments of warmth & humour and a sense of hope. A film that needed to be made.” – Ashleigh Bodel

“Perfect in every way. The lead actor is outstanding.”– Iaia Loppi

“An eye opening story with an incredible cast and unforgettable characters.”– Ross Holmes

“One of the most powerful films that I have seen. Deeply moving.”– Peter Phillips

“Emotional roller coaster. Amazing acting.”– Heather Cook

“A film that can’t be missed!”– Temi Rowl

“The most powerful and extraordinary film I’ve seen in years.”– Christine Wingfield

“Nadine Labaki is an outstanding film-maker.”– Dale Anderson

“Immensely powerful and thought provoking work powerhouse performances by the cast.”– Brian Awe

“My film of the year so far.”– Dave Stannard

“Powerful, immersive, one of the best films you will see.”– Allan Henderson

“One of those films that will stay with me for a long time.”– Joy Mandel

From acclaimed director Nadine Labaki (CARAMEL, WHERE DO WE GO NOW?) comes a stunning and unforgettable new film.

In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) stands before a judge. He asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family.
Forced to live by his wits in order to survive, Zain’s life reaches a turning point when his parents make an unforgivable deal that will see his younger sister married off. Left distraught by this terrible act, Zain takes to the road. While looking for work at a fairground, he befriends a young woman who is working illegally as a cleaner and helps to look after her adorable one-year-old baby, Jonas. Zain and Jonas form a touching bond but things get much more complicated when circumstances force Zain to make choices that will have huge ramifications.
CAPERNAUM is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit – a battle cry for the forgotten, the unwanted and the lost that offers hope in the most unexpected of places.

Capernaum is out in cinemas this Friday.
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