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First look: Trailer Nadine Labaki’s Cannes-winning ‘Capharnaüm’

The trailer for Nadine Labaki’s Jury Prize winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is here and we have your first look. 

Capharnaüm tells the politically charged story of a young Lebanese boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) who announces that he wants to sue his parents “for giving me life.” After running away, he holds up at a decrepit fairground and befriends a young Ethiopian woman named Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw), who is working illegally in Lebanon with her undocumented toddler Yonas (played by one-year-old Boluwatife Treasure Bankole) in tow. The two make their way across the country in an effort to escape. 

The film is likely to be one of this year’s top Foreign Language Film Oscar contenders and can next be seen at the Toronto International Film Festival where Labaki previously won the fest’s Audience Award for her film Where Do We Go Now? in 2011.

Sony Pictures Classics will release the award-winning film in the US on December 14, 2018.

Here is the trailer. 

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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