Our Lady of the Nile

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    Our Lady of the Nile

    Notre-Dame du Nil

    Directed by

    France, Belgium, Rwanda

    2019

    93 min

    • French
    • Kinyarwanda

    Drama

    Our Lady of the Nileis a prestigious Catholic boarding school perched high on a hill, where teenage girls are groomed to be the Rwandan elite. 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 antagonisms rumble. Changing these young girls’ lives – and the entire nation – forever.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Amanda Mugabekazi
    Albina Kirenga
    Pascal Greggory
    Screenplay
    Atiq Rahimi
    Ramata Sy
    Cinematography
    Thierry Arbogast
    Editing
    Hervé de Luze
    Sales
    INDIE SALES

    Press

     The ensemble is both classical and original and instructive about the way an angelic world can progressively turn into a nightmare.

    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

    A marvellous ensemble cast of young women.

    Lisa Nesselson, Screendaily

    A story that leaves a deep impression, Rahimi films it compassionately, without grandstanding.

    Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    Visuals are so lush you want to reach out and touch the leaves on the trees

    Mark Keizer, Variety

    Atiq Rahimi

    Atiq Rahimi

    Afghanistan

    Atiq Rahimi was born in Kabul. He fled Afghanistan in 1984 and found political asylum in France, where he studied film at the Sorbonne. He adapted his debut feature, EARTH AND ASHAS (2004), from his bestselling novel of the same name. THE PATIENCE STONE (2012) is his second feature. His feature OUR LADY OF THE NILE premiered at the Toronto FF in 2019.