I Am Not a Witch (12A)

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I Am Not a Witch (12A)

Tuesday 13th February 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building

  

In remotest Zambia, 9-year-old Shula is accused of witchcraft. Her choice: to be turned into a goat, perhaps eaten…or tethered for life to a long white ribbon? Local official, Mr Banda keeps her tied as a tourist attraction, demonstrating her powers to the eager crowds. “What if she’s actually just a child?” A stunningly, beautifully shot tale with anarchic, magical and down-to-earth reality; add poignant despair, existential slapstick and edgy music…A rare delight.  
UK-France-Zambia 2017 – English, also Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga with subtitles – directed by Rungano Nyoni – with Margaret Mulubwa, Henry Phiri, Nancy Mulilo – 93 min

…a work of fairytale invention, unravelling the threads of its quasi-mythical narrative with anarchic aplomb – GUARDIAN
…cinematographer David Gallego here conjures a kaleidoscope of arresting tableaux: lonely Shula listening through a blue horn to the distant laughter of schoolchildren carried on the wind – GUARDIAN
…bewilderingly strange yet terrifically sure-footed feature debut from writer-director Rungano Nyoni – OBSERVER
Mulubwa is a mesmerizing screen presence, her stoical countenance broken occasionally by a radiant smile – DAILY EXPRESS

Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6213284/

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