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FILM OPENS: February 01, 2019

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Lebanese director/co-writer Nadine Labaki's Jury Prize-winning drama revolves around Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), a 12-year-old boy who decides to sue his parents for bringing him into the world. Born into urban squalor and a hard life on the streets of Beirut, Zain is already serving a five-year sentence, for stabbing the man who bought his 11-year-old sister's hand in marriage, and his case against his parents reveals grim details about a home life that is far more troublesome that originally thought.

  • Director: Nadine Labaki
  • Country: Lebanon
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2018
  • Run Time: 02:01:00
  • imdb Score: 8.0/10 (1,798 votes)
  • Language: Arabic, Amharic
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Ghida Majzoub, Kawthar Al Haddad, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Nadine Labaki
"A wonderfully complex and rich coming of age story that doesn't sugar coat the reality of life for those on the fringes of society."
Rosalynn Try-Hane - LIQUID MARMALADE

"Labaki's realistic camera following Zain, whose family is undocumented migrants, takes viewers into the heart of a very real, universal issue, no, not about refugees, but the problem of unfit parenting."
Diana Cheng - ASIAN AMERICAN PRESS

"It's a scathing commentary on the effects of poverty, the failure to properly respond to refugee crises, and simple human decency populated by those struggling just as much as the next yet have also crossed a line they cannot return from. "
Jared Mobarak - THE FILM STAGE

AWARDS

Golden Globe Awards Nominees 2019
Best Foreing Picture

Cannes Film Festival 2018
Jury Prize - Best Director

Melbourne Int'l Film Festival 2018
Best Narrative Feature

Norwegian Int'l Film Festiva 2018
Best Film

Calgary Int'l Film Festiva 2018
Best Narrative Feature

Sarajevo Film Festival 2018
Best Feature Film

Mill Valley Film Festival 2018
World Cinema

FESTIVALS

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2018

New Zealand Int'l Film Festival 2018

New Horizons Film Festival 2018

Atlantic Film Festival 2018

Zurich Film Festival 2018

Vancouver Int'l Film Festival 2018

Busan Int'l Film Festival 2018

Adelaide Film Festival 2018

London Film Festival 2018

Virginia Film Festival 2018

Leeds Int'l Film Festival 2018