Following a 15-minute standing ovation after its premiere in Cannes, “Capernaum” has been getting noticed. The Lebanese drama, written and directed by Nadine Labaki and shot by Christopher Aoun BVK, was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it ended up winning the Jury Prize. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes early 2019, “Capernaum” has also made the nomination list for the Oscars this February. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) also just released their list of nominees for 2019 and “Capernaum” is in the running for Best Foreign Film.
As far as the equipment used to shoot “Capernaum,” Aoun chose to work with ALEXA XT and ALAXA Mini. “I have been working with ALEXA cameras since 2012. I enjoy working with the ALEXA a lot,” commented Aoun. Looking back at his work on “Capernaum” and the equipment, Aoun declared: “I've had many bad experiences with other cameras letting me down or freezing while shooting documentaries mostly. In my case, shooting ‘Capernaum’ with a different camera and taking it through all the conditions we had, would not have been possible.”
To learn more about Christopher Aoun’s work, see: https://www.christopheraoun.com
Photos: Fares Sokhn (1, 5, 6), Christopher Aoun (2), Marco Mueller (3, 4, 7)