I Am Not a Witch (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

I Am Not a Witch (2017)




Critic Consensus: I Am Not a Witch approaches real-life injustices with a beguiling blend of sorrow, anger, and humor, marking debuting writer-director Rungano Nyoni as an exciting new talent.

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After a banal accident in her village, Shula, an eight-year-old girl, is accused of witchcraft. After a quick trial, she is found guilty and locked up in a witches' camp.


Benfors 'WeeDo
as Blind Child
Boyd Banda
as Man in Courtroom
Kalundu Banda
as Man in Courtroom
as Hotel Staff

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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (3)

A magic realist fable set in present-day Zambia that has plenty to say about gender and superstition.

October 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's rare and exhilarating that a new filmmaker arrives on the scene so sure of herself and so willing to take bold, counter-intuitive chances.

May 27, 2017 | Full Review…

A fable-like story about a young African girl banished from her village for alleged witchcraft, it blends deadpan humor with light surrealism, vivid visuals and left-field musical choices.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

The debut film by Rungano Nyoni is a satirical, brilliant and sophisticated denunciation starring the magnificent revelation Maggie Mulubwa. [Full Review in Spanish]

June 24, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

A Superb Film From A Prodigious New Talent

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Zambian directors Rungano Nyoni's touch allows the film to escape a solemn take on this true African reality. [Full Review in Spanish]

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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