Film Details

Director: Nadine Labaki

Country: Lebanon

Runtime: 123 Minutes

Language: Arabic

English subtitles: Yes


Genre: Drama , Cannes , Feature

Cast: Nadine Labaki, Fadi Yousef, Zain al-Refeea,

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Zain, a 12 year old boy, faces a judge.

The Judge asks Zain “Why are you suing your own parents?”

Zain replies, “For giving me life”.

Labaki’s CAPHARNAÜM received a 15-minute standing ovation as well as the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival,  is a profound, politically charged fable, featuring mostly non-professional actors, about a child who launches a lawsuit against his parents.

Screening dates:


Saturday, 18 August, 6.00pm, Hoyts Bankstown [SYDNEY PREMIERE]

Friday, 24 August, 9.00pm, Hoyts Bankstown

Thursday, 30 August, 6.45pm, Hoyts Broadway

Saturday, 1 September, 9.00pm, Hoyts Bankstown – Special event: Closing Night [TICKET PRICE INCLUDES LEBANESE CANAPES]


Sunday, 9 September, 4.00pm, Tower Cinemas


Saturday, 29 September, 7.00pm, Palace Electric Cinemas


Saturday, 6 October, 9.00pm, Hoyts, Melbourne Central

Saturday, 13 October, 4.30pm. Empire Cinema.

Note: All films exempt from classification unless otherwise noted. We recommend this film has an equivalent rating to 'M' - a film for mature audiences ages 15 years and over.