Netflix in some countries is now streaming the award-winning, oscar-nominated Lebanese film Capharnaum by Nadine Labaki.
According to The National, Netflix has just rolled out a collection of 44 iconic Arabic films. Netflix MENA stated that they are classics engraved in the memory of the viewers.
Among them is the Lebanese film Capharnaum, the story of a 12-year old boy from the Beirut slums who sues his negligent parents for the life they have given him.
The critically acclaimed movie holds a number of accolades, including the Cannes Jury Prize. It was also nominated in the Oscars and Golden Globes in 2019 for Best Foreign Language Film.
In a statement, Netflix’s director of content acquisitions for Mena and Turkey, Nuha El Tayeb, said: “We want more people around the world to have access to great stories and have the chance to see their lives represented on screen.
“We also believe that great stories come from anywhere and can travel everywhere, connecting with audiences far beyond their place or language of origin.”
The movies will contain subtitles in either English, Arabic, or French, based on the countries they stream in. To the Lebanese viewers, Capharnaum will stream on Netflix as of September 1st in the Middle East.