Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize winner, “Capernaum,” is so “shocking” that its director Nadine Labaki was concerned “people will not be able to handle it.”
When TheWrap sat down with Labaki at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about “Capernaum” — the story of a 12-year-old boy, Zein, who takes his parents to court for giving him life in a world full of pain and suffering — she said she was reluctant to show everything that happens to these kids on the streets because the truth is just so horrible.
“It’s too shocking and people will not be able to handle it. People don’t handle the truth because it’s too much,” Labaki told TheWrap. “That’s what I’m seeing as a reaction to this film — people say it’s too much… and it’s nothing compared to what the reality is.”
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