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I Am Not A Witch (12A) S

Saturday 18 November 2017 to Monday 20 November 2017

I Am Not A Witch (12A) S

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  • Director Rungano Nyoni
  • Origin UK/France/Germany
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 93 minutes

(about director Nyoni)her ability to blend cruel humour, pointed satire and empathetic anger to produce something touched by tragic transcendence is astonishing ★★★★ ” – Mark Kermode, The Observer.

 

"A delicately observed modern-day fable" – ★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent


Rungano Nyoni’s debut feature is a satirical parable about an 8 year old girl who, after a seemingly meaningless incident, is accused of being a witch and is forced to make a choice. She can either be tethered to a tree as a sorceress accepting her supernatural nature or break the ties, be turned into a goat and risk being eaten!

A strange and bewildering film inspired by real-life reports of witchcraft accusations in Zambia, the film blends absurdity, comedy and tragedy into a potent mix.