I Am Not a Witch (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

I Am Not a Witch (2017)

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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.

Cast

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

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Critic Reviews for I Am Not a Witch

All Critics (33) | 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…
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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…

Writer-director Rungano Nyoni has created a marvellous movie that might not always be easy to watch, but it sparks with artistry and originality.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Nyoni not only captures the absurdist processes of this world, with men delivering verdicts on the women, she frames it with compositions that capture both the fierce spirit of her protagonist and the ludicrous situation she must make the best of.

April 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In this feature debut from Zambian-born film-maker Rungano Nyoni, ancient superstitions and crass commercialism go into partnership to grotesque effect.

April 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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