Rebelle (War Witch)

Program Running Time 90 min.

A special screening of Canada’s nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, presented in association with First Weekend Club. We hope to be joined by director Kim Nguyen via Skype.

Films in Program

(2012, 90 mins, DCP)

Komona (Rachel Mwanza, in an astonishing debut) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and thrown into a horrific life of guerilla warfare. Forced to witness and commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she forms a protective friendship with a young boy in the group, an albino she calls “Magician.” Meanwhile the soldiers attribute her uncanny survival skills to witchcraft. When the two friends escape the rebels’ clutches, it seems possible they can resume a normal life, but the world they live in is one where cruelty and terror reign, and their freedom is short lived.