Wednesday 8 May 2019
10.00 am, 2.30 pm, 5.00 pm & 7.15 pm
Directed by Nadine Labaki
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 (
“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
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 genre trailers presented at their end of year 'Noscars' event - Agent of A.S.S. by Ben Axiak.
Don't miss Rocketman, and Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle. For details and screening times, please visit the Noosa
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!
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November 13, 18, 27; December 11.