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).
Amanda Mugabezaki, Albina Kirenga, Malaika Uwamahoro, Clariella Bizimana, Belinda Rubango, Ange Elsie Ineza, Kelly Umuganwa Teta, Pascal Greggory, Carole Trevoux, Alida Ngabonziza, Solange Ngabonziza, Khadja Nin, Florida Uwera