I Am Not A Witch

Engels, Bemba, Tonga gesproken
Engels ondertiteld

Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni is set to make her mark on British cinema with her groundbreaking first feature, I Am Not a Witch. Sharply satirical and boldly provocative, the film garnered incredible praise from audiences and critics alike at the Cannes 2017 Directors’ Fortnight.

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.

At times moving, often funny and occasionally surreal, I Am Not a Witch offers spellbinding storytelling with flashes of anarchic humour. Audacious and unforgettable, it showcases Rungano Nyoni as a fresh and fearless new voice in British film.

 

This film is part of our program Female Frame: Breaking The Celluloid Ceiling.

Regisseur

  • Rungano Nyoni

Acteurs

  • Margaret Mulubwa
  • Henry Phiri
  • Nancy Mulilo

Jaar

  • 2018

Speelduur

  • 1 uur en 32 minuten

Kijkwijzer

  • 12
  • D
  • GT
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Agenda

Datum Tijd Zaal Tickets
Ma 6 Mei 16:30 LAB 2