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War Witch
Rebelle
dir. Kim Nguyen / Canada 2012 / 90’
subtitles: Polish and English

Cast

Rachel Mwanza, Alain Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper, Mizinga Mwinga

awards

Berlin IFF 2012 – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Special Mention; Tribeca IFF 2012 – Best Actress, Best Narrative Feature

Film description

When a rebel group attacks a small village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, everything happens too fast for twelve-year-old Komona. Losing her parents, she is taken by the attackers and forced to join the ranks of child soldiers fighting the government. Soon after, the rebels brand her a witch. Now, they rely on her supposed powers of perception to predict government attacks. Magic, fortune telling, superstition, protective amulets, the ghosts of soldiers and families, the cult of personality that endows her with powers in the eyes of others – all are parts of the life Komona seeks to escape. When the young witch meets a sorcerer – an older albino soldier – their shared burdens give them strength to fight for a better fate.

Prepared by: Sławomir Wasiński

Information about director

Kim Nguyen

Director Kim Nguyen was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1974. His debut feature The Marsh received six nominations at the Jutra Awards, which recognize the best in Quebec filmmaking. His subsequent films have been widely acclaimed at a succession of international festivals. War Witch, his fourth feature film, won the Founders Award for best narrative feature at the 11th Tribeca festival in New York.

Selected filmography

2000 Soleil glacé (short)

2002 Le marais / The Marsh

2004 Le gant / The Glove (short)

2010 Miasto cieni / La cité / The City of Shadows

2012 Wiedźma wojny / Rebelle / War Witch

Prepared by: Sławomir Wasiński

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director: Kim Nguyen
screenplay: Kim Nguyen
cinematography: Nicolas Bolduc
editing: Richard Comeau
cast: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper, Mizinga Mwinga
producer: Pierre Even, Marie-Claude Poulin, Kim Nguyen
production: Item 7, Shen Studio
Polish distributor: Against Gravity
awards: Berlin IFF 2012 – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Special Mention; Tribeca IFF 2012 – Best Actress, Best Narrative Feature
language: French
colouration: colour
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