Toronto, Sept 19 (Canadian-Media): Directed by Atiq Rahimi TIFF 2019 movie 'Our Lady of the Nile' intuitively describes the frightening and real dangers of inter-ethnic racism about young girls who are taught to become the Rwandan elite.
Our Lady Of the Nile/Image credit: TIFF
The depiction of slow creeping of violence in the movie, in a closed-off environment of a prestigious Catholic boarding school, brings to the movie an element of unrealism.
This is further heightened by the catalytic use of the wild contrast of softness and peace and beauty of landscapes of the country and the innocence of these girls. The film's basis of the constant search of beauty characterising religious art pitched against the sudden violence resulting in the fading of the darkness is portrayed picturesquely.
Cast of the film is Santa Mugabekazi, Albina Sydney Kirenga, Malaika Uwamahoro, Clariella Bizimana, Belinda Rubango Simbi, Pascal Greggory.
Producers are Dimitri Rassam, Rani Massalha, Marie Legrand, Charlotte Casiraghi, Swoon Productions and Screenplay by Atiq Rahimi, Ramata Sy
Born in Kabul, Atiq Rahimi fled Afghanistan in 1984 and found political asylum in France, where he studied film at the Sorbonne. His debut feature Earth and Ashes, adapted from his bestselling novel of the same name, and his second feature, The Patience Stone, played the Festival. Our Lady of the Nile (19) is his latest film.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)