IU CINEMA: Capernaum (Chaos)

  • March 22, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 9:01 PM
  • $4 IUB students, $7 non-students

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum tells the story of Zain, 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, taking care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil and her baby son Yonas, being jailed for a violent crime, and, finally, seeking justice in a courtroom. Capernaum was made with a cast of non-professional actors playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Although it is set in the depths of a society’s systematic inhumanity, Capernaum is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action. In Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles. Contains mature content.

IU CINEMA: Capernaum (Chaos)