25 July 2018
10:00am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm
I AM NOT A WITCH - Wednesday 25 July 2018
Directed by Rungano Nyoni
Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in the middle of a desert. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches in a large tree. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.
Winner of the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, I am Not a Witch has received many international nominations and awards.
“In this feature debut from Zambian-born film-maker Rungano Nyoni, ancient superstitions and crass commercialism go into partnership to grotesque effect.” – Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
“A fable-like story about a young African girl banished from her village for alleged witchcraft, it blends deadpan humour with light surrealism, vivid visuals and left-field musical choices.” – Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter
“It's rare and exhilarating that a new filmmaker arrives on the scene so sure of herself and so willing to take bold, counter-intuitive chances.”- Jessica Kiang, Variety
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