A stunning film from Lebanese director Nadine Lebaki which has already won many awards and is nominated for an Oscar (Best Foreign Film category) this year. The film opens in a courtroom with the judge asking 12 year-old Zain why he is suing his parents. “Because they gave me life” he replies. Set in the slums of Beirut and with an astonishing performance by Zain al Rafeea, we watch his angry journey rebelling against the card he was dealt to find some compassion in his chaotic world of a dog-eat-dog, corruption and criminality. Unmissable.
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In Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Nadine Labaki