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June 22, 2024 @ 06:45

After spending several years in Belgium, Koffi, a young Congolese man (Marc Zinga) returns to his birthplace of Kinshasa to confront the intricacies of his family and culture.

Baloji, the Belgian-Congolese rapper, directs this first narrative feature about four people navigating accusations of witchcraft and sorcery, using his personal experiences and employing a virtual language seen in his short films, such as Zombies (2018).

Omen premiered in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and later at the Angoulême Festival of Francophone Cinema. He inspires four intriguing characters, played with authentic persuasion by his actors. Belgium’s entry for the Oscars

"Artful and intriguing take on the African diasporic experience. " - Hollywood Reporter
Director: Baloji | 2023 | 90 mins | Belgium / Democratic Republic of Congo / France / Netherlands / South Africa / Germany
Cast: Marc Zinga, Lucie Debay, Eliane Umuhire, Yves-Marina Gnahoua, Marcel Otete Kabeya
Screened with English subtitles
Classification: 15


June 22, 2024
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