FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

OUR LADY OF THE NILE (Feature)

Expired November 23, 2020 6:00 AM
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OUR LADY OF THE NILE (Feature Film)


Synopsis: Rwanda, 1973. Our Lady of the Nile is a prestigious Catholic boarding school perched high on a hill, where teenage girls are groomed to take their place with the Rwandan elite. With graduation on the horizon, they share the same dormitory, the same dreams and concerns. But throughout the country, as well as within the school, deep-seated ethnic antagonisms are stirring. The story is set during Hutu rule, where there was a quota limit on including Tutsi students. Slow-burning resentments are fueled until one leader makes a terrifying decision that changes these young girls’ lives and the entire nation forever. Based on the acclaimed French-language novel by Scholstique Mukasonga


Ages: 15+


Content Advisory: This film contains Mature Themes.


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  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    93 minutes
  • Language
    French, Kinyarwanda with English subtitles
  • Country
    France, Belgium, Rwanda
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Atiq Rahimi