Nadine Labaki and Cate Blanchett for UNHCR

Always proud of what she does
By Helena Saadeh
February 01, 2019

This week, Picturehouse Cinemas screened Nadine Labaki's Oscar-selected film Capharnaüm to a crowd of people of UNHCR Goodwill ministers, including Cate Blanchett. The Lebanese director was envisioned with the Australian on-screen character on Instagram, following the UNHCR screening of the politically-charged dramatization in London.

In the mean time, the film is planned for general discharge in the United Kingdom from February 22, for the individuals who missed exclusive special preview of the film on Monday.

Following Caramel, her presentation film about a Beirut beauty parlor and Where Do We Go Now?, about a gathering of ladies who take care of keeping their village intact of any fights, Capharnaüm recounts the tale of a very poor boy living in Beirut. The plot loosens up as he prosecutes his parents, for bringing him to a hard life. Addressing the subjects of the abuse of young children, present day servitude, and immigrant laborers, it is politically-charged.

The film has gathered basic recognition, accepting a 15-minute overwhelming applause after its Cannes Film Festival debut. The standing ovation set the point of reference for Lebanese on-screen character, author, and chief who left with the prestigious Jury Prize.

The film, which has discovered a fan in Oprah Winfrey (she named it "convincing") was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards and 2019 Golden Globe Awards too.