I Am Not A Witch

Find Movie Theaters & Showtimes

for near
Set your location to find movies & theaters nearby
in
Hmm... we couldn't find any showtimes for this date and location.

Videos & Photos

  • Trailer 1

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision - whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.

Cast

  • Benfors 'Wee Do
  • Boyd Banda
  • Kalundu Banda
  • Boniventure
  • Brisky
  • Patricia Carreira
  • Patricia Chaambwa
  • Mureene Chaba
  • Janet Chaile
  • Felix Chibole

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Official submission of United Kingdom for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019.
See more »
Movie details provided by

Atom User Reviews

No one has posted a user review yet.

Metacritic

90
Aug 28, 2018

A fable-like story about a young African girl banished from her village for alleged witchcraft, it blends deadpan humor with light surrealism, vivid visuals and left-field musical choices.

Metacritic review by Stephen Dalton
Stephen Dalton
The Hollywood Reporter
70
Aug 28, 2018

The film crafts a framework of superstition and ritual, onto which is hung a vividly realised, if somewhat enigmatic portrait of a child’s life.

Metacritic review by Wendy Ide
Wendy Ide
Screen International
90
Aug 28, 2018

Nyoni’s handling of tone is astoundingly careful, and because of it, I Am Not a Witch is a truly unique and stirring experience.

Metacritic review by Nick Rocco Scalia
Nick Rocco Scalia
Film Threat