I Am Not a Witch 18+
South Australian Premiere
A funny, provocative and enchanting African tale.
An innocent young Zambian girl is accused of witchcraft in the exciting feature debut of Zambia-born Welsh female director Rungano Nyoni. Impressive newcomer Maggie Mulubwa leads a splendid non-professional cast as Shula, an orphan banished from her village to a “witch camp” with mostly elderly women. Combining magic realism, potent social commentary and a wonderfully deadpan sense of humour, Nyoni’s film defies easy categorisation – and that’s precisely what makes it such a special treat.
Official Selection – Cannes Directors’ Fortnight
"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". (Variety)
Director Rungano Nyoni | Screenwriter Rungano Nyoni | Producer Juliette Grandmont, Emily Morgan | Cinematographer David Gallego | Editor Yann Dedet, George Cragg, Thibault Hague | Composer Matthew James Kelly
Rungano Nyoni participated in the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence programme in 2013 and was selected for the Nordic Factory where she co-directed and co-wrote the short Listen which was selected for over 150 film festivals and premiered in Directors Fortnight. It won over seventy awards including the Oscar® qualifying Best Short Narrative Prize at Tribeca Film Festival (2015). Nyoni also directed the award winning and BAFTA nominated Mwansa The Great, as well as writing the Locarno Golden Leopard winner The Mass of Men. She graduated from Central St Martins with an MA in Acting.