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Our Lady of the Nile

English title: Our Lady of the Nile
Original title: Notre-Dame du Nil
German title: Our Lady of the Nile
France, 2019

Director: Rahimi, Atiq
Production company: Les Films du Tambour, Chapter 2
Co-producers: France 2 Cinéma, Belga Productions
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 93 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Rwanda, 1973. Our Lady of the Nile is 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.

Marketing strategies:
Adaptation of Scholastique Mukasonga's award-winning novel.

TIFF Toronto 2019, Berlin Generation 2020 (awarded), BIKY – Busan CFF 2020, Giffoni CFF 2020 (awarded), Lucas CFF Frankfurt 2020 (awarded), Cinemagic 2020, Chicago CFF 2020 (awarded), Giffoni CFF Winter 2020 (awarded), Cinema in Sneakers CFF Warsaw 2021

Study guide: German

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