I Am Not a Witch 18+

Fiction | Feature
Director  Rungano Nyoni
France, United kingdom | 90 mins | 2017

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