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Raffertys Theatre


01 March - 03 March 2019

Event Type

Cinema Screening


Receiving a 15-minute standing ovation as well as the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival, Nadine Labaki’s funny yet tough feature film tells the genuinely moving story of a troubled 12-year-old Lebanese boy.

Zain is so incensed by his impoverished parents’ behaviour that he runs away from home. On Beirut’s streets, he encounters an Ethiopian refugee and her baby, and ends up babysitting the tiny child. After a series of mishaps and misdeeds, Zain ends up suing his parents for ‘giving him life’. The young non-professional performers, whose roles are not that far removed from their own lives, are outstanding in this not-to-be-missed award winner.

“Prepare to be blown away.” – Vulture

“Sensational…strewn with diamond-shards of beauty, wit and hope.” – The Telegraph (UK)

“An uber-realist Slumdog MIllionaire.” – The Playlist

Awards and Accolades
Winner – Jury Prize – Cannes Film Festival 2018
Selected – People’s Choice Award – Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Winner – Best Feature Film – Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Winner – Audience Award – Sarajevo Film Festival
Winner – Audience Award – Norwegian International Film Festival
Winner – People’s Choice Award – Melbourne International Film Festival
Winner – Audience Award – Calgary International Film Festival
Winner – Peace Award – Montreal Festival of New Cinema

Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles

M – Mature themes and coarse language

Dates & Times
Friday 1 March 2019 at 7pm
Sunday 3 March 2019 at 2pm



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Ticket Options

Concession $9
30 Club $9

Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Transaction fees apply
Screen $1.65


2 hours (No interval)

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