‘Capernaum,’ winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes, comes to Berlin as part of Around the World in 14 Films

Photo features a still from Capernaum - Stadt der Hoffnung, ©AlamodeFilm



Directed by Nadine Labaki, “Capernaum” (Capharnaüm) tells the story of a young boy in Beirut named Zain. Neglected by his parents, Zain is forced to grow up too fast. By the age of 12, he’s accused of stabbing a man. The film premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, to a 15-minute standing ovation.

We spoke to chief film editor Konstantin Bock about some of the unusual methods used to create the film, including an arduous casting process, working with non-actors, and shooting and editing chronologically, with a mostly improvised script.

You can catch a screening of “Capernaum” and hear more from chief editor Konstantin Bock this Thursday as part of the “Around the World in 14 Films” festival in Berlin. The film will have its theatrical release in Germany on January 17, 2019.




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