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Our Lady of the Nile (2019)

Notre-Dame du Nil (original title)
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A coming-of-age story about of a group of Rwandan schoolgirls at a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school.

Director:

Atiq Rahimi

Writers:

Scholastique Mukasonga (novel), Atiq Rahimi (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Amanda Mugabezaki ... Virginia (as Santa Amanda Mugabezaki)
Albina Kirenga ... Gloriosa (as Albina Sydney Kirenga)
Malaika Uwamahoro Malaika Uwamahoro ... Immaculée (as Angel Uwamahoro)
Clariella Bizimana ... Veronica
Belinda Rubango ... Modesta (as Belinda Rubango Simbi)
Ange Elsie Ineza Ange Elsie Ineza ... Frida
Kelly Umuganwa Teta Kelly Umuganwa Teta ... Goretti
Pascal Greggory ... Fontenaille
Carole Trevoux Carole Trevoux ... La mère supérieure
Alida Ngabonziza Alida Ngabonziza ... Dorothée
Solange Ngabonziza Solange Ngabonziza ... Godelive
Khadja Nin ... La Reine
Florida Uwera Florida Uwera ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maryam Momen Maryam Momen ... Fakhrozzaman
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Storyline

Set in 1973, this coming-of-age portrait follows a group of young Rwandan girls at a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school, taking inspiration from true events that would come to foreshadow the 1994 genocide during the Rwandan Civil War. Many of the girls belong to elite families, while others hold less privilege; further division is sown by ballooning anti-Tutsi rhetoric under existing Hutu rule. The terrain is tense, but in the foreground lies a bewitching yet unassuming story of colonial refusal, flanked by adolescent mischief and curiosity that is surely typical but has, in this case, much higher stakes. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Wonderful insightful film
3 April 2020 | by acr-09312See all my reviews

I was so moved by this film in Berlin. I am still getting over the impact of this celebration of resilience and hope. The children were all wonderful. A must see. I can't imagine why so many bad ratings it must be a organized spiteful group as this film certainly does not deserve such dislike.


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Country:

France | Belgium | Rwanda | Monaco

Language:

French | Kinyarwanda

Release Date:

5 February 2020 (France) See more »

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Our Lady of the Nile See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,635
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