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Cast. Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole.
Main language: Lebanese
Acclaimed Lebanese filmmaker Labaki delivers an astonishing and heart-wrenching depiction of life in the shadows. Zain is a young boy from an impoverished family. Along the way, he forges an unlikely bond with a toddler, the child of an Ethiopian maid working illegally in Lebanon. Filming on location in Beirut, Labaki draws out astonishing performances from her young leads while taking the viewer on a journey into subterranean areas of the Lebanese capital. Labaki humanises her characters, gradually building towards a finale that is as emotionally devastating as it is life-affirming.