Our Lady of the Nile (2019)

  • Drama, Coming-of-Age, History
  • 1h 30m

Atiq Rahimi’s adaptation of Scholastique Mukasonga’s bestselling novel brilliantly blends the personal and the political.

In the Rwanda of 1973, a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school prides itself on being an ‘institute for the elite’. Prejudice still flourishes among these privileged girls as anti-Tutsi sentiments are fanned into bitter conflict.

Confronting racism, tribalism, coming of age and the legacy of colonialism, OUR LADY OF THE NILE is a haunting, beautifully crafted feature film.

Original title: Notre-Dame du Nil

Age Recommendation: 15+ (Strong Violence, Discriminatory Language and Adult Themes).

Director

Atiq Rahimi

Writer

Atiq Rahimi

Writer

Ramata Sy

Producer

Marie Legrand

Producer

Rani Massalha

Producer

Dimitri Rassam

Languages

French, Kinyarwanda

Subtitles

English