Capernaum (2018)

Capernaum is a 2018 Lebanese drama film written and directed by Nadine Labaki. The film follows the story of Zain, a young boy living in the slums of Beirut who sues his parents for bringing him into a world of poverty and neglect. The film was inspired by real-life events and portrays the harsh realities of life in the slums and the struggles of marginalized communities.

Capernaum was a critical and commercial success and received widespread acclaim for its performances, direction, and themes. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize. The film also received numerous other awards and accolades, including a César Award for Best Foreign Film. However, the film's depiction of poverty and child abuse may be disturbing to some viewers.

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