Nadine Labaki announced two days ago that her award-winning movie Capharnaüm won the Audience Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
After winning the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival, this politically-charged movie began touring the world and dazzling movie critics.
Capharnaüm follows 12-year-old Zain who lives in a slum in Lebanon. He is suing his parents for giving him life when they knew they couldn’t cover his basic necessities such as food, safety, and even a state I.D.
Empire Cinemas announced on its website that Capharnaüm would be screened for the first time in Lebanon on September 20th, 2018. Lebanese people are excited to see the film that made them proud this year!
More awesome news! Those in Canada will also have the opportunity to watch this film. Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will screen Capharnaüm on September 7 at Elgin Theater at 4:30 PM and on September 9 at TIFF Bell Lightbox at 9:30 AM.
Capharnaüm is on a world tour
Wild Bunch, a European film distribution and international sales company, will distribute Capharnaüm in 60 countries. Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American and Latin American rights. The company distributed Labaki's "Where Do We Go Now?" which premiered in Cannes in 2011.
These are the other companies that bought the rights to Capharnaüm:
- Gaumont - France
- Lucky Red - Italy
- Kino Films - Japan
- Scanbox Entertainment - Scandinavia
- Cinéart - Benelux
- Road Pictures - China
- Picturehouse - UK
Capharnaüm is going global! That's a great accomplishment for the Lebanese movie industry!