Berwick Film Society: Capernaum
@ The Maltings, BerwickBook Now
19 November 2019
After escaping, confronting harsh obstacles, breaking the law and paying the consequences, Zain is driven to take legal action against those he deems ultimately responsible.
This multi-award winning film is an undeniably powerful experience, principally due to the street-cast children, who act with instinctive brilliance. As a reality check and unashamedly furious voice for the voiceless, Capernaum is a compassionate tribute to the resilience of the human spirit, a battle cry for the forgotten and discarded, which offers seeds of hope in unexpected places.
“In its unbroken gaze and visionary sweep, [Capernaum] already feels like a landmark” Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
“Capernaum’s odyssey paints [Zain] as a resourceful figure fighting impossible odds rather than the passive child victim…” Kate Stables, Sight and Sound