Year: 2019

Origin: LB
Director: Nadine Labaki

Duration: 103 minutes
Certification: 15

Rotten Tomatoes %: 91

Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw

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This film opens with Zain El Hajj, a 12-year-old from the slums of Beirut, serving a five-year prison sentence for stabbing “a son of a bitch.” Zain is brought before a court, having decided to take civil action against his parents. When asked by the judge why he wants to sue them, Zain answers. “Because I was born.”

This film received a 15-minute ovation at Cannes and won the Jury Prize.


In Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles