'Capernaum' Nominated for Prestigious British Awards

'Capernaum' Nominated for Prestigious British Awards

Lebanese movie "Capernaum" scooped another nomination, as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced its 2019 list of nominees for the "Best Foreign Language Film" category.

The film director Nadine Labaki, therefore, has become the first Lebanese and Arab woman to be nominated for the prestigous awards.

The BAFTA awards ceremony will take place on February 10 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Other films nominated in the same category include Alfonso Cuaron's Roma, Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War, Matteo Garrone's Dogman and Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters.

The movie, which depicts the daily struggles of the life of a child refugee and tackles many social issues affecting Lebanese and refugees alike, already won the prestigious Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Globes.

"Capernaum" has been also shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 91st Academy Awards, aka Oscars, along with 8 other films from a selection that exceeded 80 submissions from all around the world.

The final nomination list will be announced on January 22.

Source: Kataeb.org