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Wednesday 8 May 2019
10.00 am, 2.30 pm, 5.00 pm & 7.15 pm
Directed by Nadine Labaki
Lebanon/France/USA (Sub-titles)
121 mins M

Capharnaüm ("Chaos") 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, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zain takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. Zain is later jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom.

Nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Foreign Language Award, Capharnaum won the Jury Prize at Cannes.



“Labaki never shows us the worst abuse in Zain's underworld, instead giving the piece emotional force through a crushing build-up of everyday incident.”Francesca Angelini, Sunday Times ( UK)

Capharnaüm is filmmaking with a big heart, a caring conscience and a belligerent belief that there is still some hope.” Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun

“Labaki's film is an eye-opener - a seemingly authentic exploration of the world of the dispossessed of Lebanon's capital city, made by a director who is clearly passionate about bringing this particular story to world audiences.”– David Stratton, The Australian


Upcoming Events & Info


In 2017 NFS purchased and donated two Canon digitial cameras to Noosa District High School for their Film, Television and New Media students.  Here is one of the short films presented at their end of year 'Noscars' event - Without Trucks, Australia Stops.


Noosa Film Society’s Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 18th March at which time a new management committee was elected.  To see who is on the MC team, go to the About Us page.

NOOSA 5 Screenings

Don't miss Hotel Mumbai and starting on Thursday 21 March Swimming With Men. For details and screening times, please visit the Noosa Cinemas  website.


Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:15pm.  Monday screening times are 10:00am and  6:30pm (with allocated seating).  Please give yourself plenty of time to park and buy your choc tops!

Diarise these Dates for 2019

March 18, 27; April 24, 29; May 8, 22, 27; June 12, 17, 26; July 17, 22, 31; August 14, 219, 28; September 11, 16; October 9, 23, 28; November 13, 18, 27; December 11.