REVIEW: WAR WITCH
Cinedigm and Tribeca Film are
releasing the film festival faovrite WAR WITCH on DVD on
September 10th. An Oscar nominee for Best Foreigh Language Film,
WAR WITCH took top prizes at the Canadian Screen Awards for best
film, best director, best actress for Rachel Mwanza and the best
supporting actor fir Serge Kayinda.
Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions (inspiring a rebel chief to anoint her “War Witch”), and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda). Together, they manage to escape the rebels’ clutches, and a normal life finally seems within reach. But after their freedom proves short-lived, Komona realizes she must find a way to bury the ghosts of her past.
French and Lingala
5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Story Behind the
my Award® Promo