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.
- Crystal Bear of the Youth Jury for Best Film (Generation 14plus) - Berlinale Generation
- Amanda Mugabekazi
- Albina Kirenga
- Pascal Greggory
- Atiq Rahimi
- Ramata Sy
- Thierry Arbogast
- Hervé de Luze
- INDIE SALES
The ensemble is both classical and original and instructive about the way an angelic world can progressively turn into a nightmare.
A marvellous ensemble cast of young women.
A story that leaves a deep impression, Rahimi films it compassionately, without grandstanding.
Visuals are so lush you want to reach out and touch the leaves on the trees
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.