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After a minor incident in her village, nine-year-old Shula is exiled to a travelling witch camp where she is told that if she tries to escape she will be transformed into a white goat. As she navigates through her new life, she must decide whether to accept her fate or risk the consequences of seeking freedom.

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Director

Rungano Nyoni
Rungano Nyoni was born in Zambia and raised in Wales. She graduated from Central St Martins with an MA in Acting. She has made a number of shorts including BAFTA Cymru winner The List and BAFTA nominee Mwansa the Great, as well as written the Locarno Golden Leopard winner The Mass of Men. She was selected for the Nordic Factory where she co-directed the short Listen which premiered in Directors’ Fortnight and qualified for an Oscar. In 2013, Rungano participated in the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence programme.

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In cinemas & Curzon Home Cinema from 20 October

GENRE: Drama

DIRECTOR: Rungano Nyoni

DURATION: 98 Mins

Reviews


  • “Mulubwa's performance gives I Am Not a Witch its furious heart, but Nyoni weaves her spells subtly and has produced a film of intensity, satire and grace”

    John Bleasdale, CineVue


  • “A fiercely original satire full of social comment, deadpan laughs and striking images”

    Jamie Graham, Total Film


  • “Invigorating, intriguing and provocative”

    Jessica Kiang, Variety


  • “Winningly original and stylistically fresh... the birth of a significant new screen voice”

    Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

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