Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s film Capharnaüm was nominated for the Academy Awards’ category for best Foreign language film on Monday.
“What an incredible moment in our film’s journey and a major milestone for Lebanese and Arab cinema!”, a tweet from the film’s official account read.
Capharnaüm tells the story of a boy who files a suit against his parents for bringing him to the world, while they cannot afford to take good care of him.
The film is among nine films that made it to this category. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 87 films were originally considered in the list.
Capharnaüm previously won the Jury Prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, leading Labaki to be the first Arab director with an award at the festival.
The film stars Labaki, along with Zain Al Rafeea, Fadi Yousef, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad, and Yordanos Shiferaw.
It was previously nominated for several awards, including the Palme d’Or. It was also nominated for several other awards in the main competition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Earlier this month, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated “Capharnaüm ” for a 2019 Golden Globe award.