WIN: double passes to Capharnaum

Posted Monday 04 Feb 2019

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards, Nadine Labaki's Capharnaum ("Chaos") tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The film follows the gutsy streetwise Zain as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), is jailed for a crime, and finally, as he seeks justice in a courtroom.
To be in the draw to win watch the trailer and answer this question: What round item do Zain and Yonas (the baby) fall asleep in at Rahil's house?
Send your answer in the subject line of an email to by 5pm, Friday 8 February, 2019. Winners only will be notified, by email.



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The must-see Capharnaum screening at the Academy Cinemas

Posted Monday 04 Feb 2019

This really is an extraordinary film so we're drawing your attention to it, and reminding you all that you do get a member's discount at Auckland's Academy Cinemas. After a successful run at the NZIFF last year, Nadine Labaki's Capharnaum is also in the running for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Academy Awards. The film follows Zain, a 12 year old Lebanese boy who has had a troubled childhood and ultimately decides to sue his parents for giving him life. Capharnaum opens at the Academy on Thursday 7 February, do go and see it - but take a hanky. See the next item for your chance to win double passes to the film!