I Am Not a Witch 12A (S)
|Today at||15:45, 18:20|
|Sun 22 Oct||15:20, 18:20|
|Mon 23 Oct||15:45, 18:20|
|Tue 24 Oct||15:45, 18:20|
|Wed 25 Oct||11:00, 15:45, 18:20|
|Thu 26 Oct||15:45, 18:20|
- Screenings before 16:00: £6.50 full / £4.50 concessions
- Screenings after 16:00: £9.00 full / £6.50 concessions
- Aged 24 or under? You can see any screening at any time for £4.50
The beautiful and strange debut from Zambian-born Wales-raised writer/director Rungano Nyoni is an African satire about beliefs in sorcery, revolving around a young girl who is accused of being a witch.
After having the gross misfortune to witness a minor accident in her village, 9 year old Shula (Maggie Mulubwa) is branded a witch, sent to a camp amongst much older women and given two options: she can accept her new label and live the rest of her life tethered to a white ribbon, or get turned into a goat if she seeks justice and freedom. Is it worth risking it all?
A fiercely original blend of social comment, folklore, magical realism and gorgeous visuals (from Embrace of the Serpent cinematographer David Gallego), I Am Not A Witch is also a rallying cry against the treatment of women in patriarchial societies around the world. A great debut from a talent to watch.
Presented in partnership with Come The Revolution.
The 18:10 screening on Fri 20 Oct will include an introduction by Come The Revolution Curator Liz Chege and be followed by a Q&A with director Rungano Nyoni, hosted by filmmaker and writer Yaba Badoe.
- The screenings of I Am Not a Witch on Tue 24 Oct are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.