I Am Not a Witch
First screened in December 2018
Director: Rungano Nyoni. Cast: Maggie Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri, Nancy Murilo, Margaret Sipaneia, Mirriam Nata, Margaret Z. Mwale, John Tembo, Eunice Mapala, Dyna Mufuni, Ritah Mubanga, Nellie Munamonga, Simon Muhango, John Ng'ambi, Becky Ngoma. Screenplay: Rungano Nyoni.

Twitter Capsule: Quite a risk-taking workshop on the edges of surrealism and social critique, of irony and grief. Beautifully shot.

VOR:   Exhibits the bravery and the unevenness of a debut, but much more the former than the latter. Original in subject, images, and storytelling mode.

Photo © 2017 Film4/Ffilm Cymru/BFI, © 2018 Film Movement

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Outstanding British Debut
British Independent Film Awards: Best Director; Breakthrough Producer; Douglas Hickox Award

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