Magazine article Screen International

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Nadine Labaki's Cannes Competition Title 'Capernaum'

Magazine article Screen International

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Nadine Labaki's Cannes Competition Title 'Capernaum'

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Distributor handled Where Do We Go Now?

‘Capharnaum’

Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum ahead of its world premiere in Cannes competition next Thursday and plans an awards-qualifying US release in December.

Capernaum marks a return to Cannes for the Lebanese filmmaker, whose two previous films, Caramel and Toronto audience award winner Where Do We Go Now? premiered on the Croisette and reunites Labaki with SPC, who distributed Where Do We Go Now?

The filmtells the story of a child who rebels against the life imposed on him and launches a lawsuit against his parents. …

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