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REBELLE
(WAR WITCH)

Drama, War| Canada| 2012 | 90 min| French, lingala (English or French subtitles)
Director:  Kim Nguyen
With:  Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper, Mizinga Mwinga
Immigrants Story: Congo

Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

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Awards:

  • Canadian Screen Awards (Toronto, 2012) - Best film, best director, best original screenplay, best cinematography, best editing best performance by an actress in a leading role (Rachel Mwanza), best supporting actor (Serge Kanyinda)

  • Berlin International Film Festival (2012) - Silver Bear for Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)

  • Tribeca Film Festival (New-York, 2012) - Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)

Selections:

  • Oscars 2013 - Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

Film Reviews:

A genre benchmark and a breakout work for writer-director Kim Nguyen. (…) Visceral, knockout.

 – The Hollywood Reporter

 

A harrowing exploration of life as one of Africa's child soldiers.

– Cine Vue

 

Powerful and brutal, yet poetic.

– The Montreal Gazette