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Omen
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Fri 26 Apr – Thu 02 May

Why watch?

I was blown away by this film. The visuals, the dark humour, the complex themes around diaspora and connectivity with home. Loved it… do not miss this one on the big screen!

Mosa,

Creative Engagement Officer
A bold magic realist film about a young Congolese man returning home from Belgium with his pregnant fiancé, and receiving a surprising and challenging welcome.
Drama • Magical • Supernatural
Part of Cinema Africa!

This visually striking magic realist film is a tale of family, relationships, suspicion and belonging. It navigates the thin layer between reality and sorcery to weave a distinct, deeply impressionistic aesthetic. It centres Koffi a young Congolese man who travels back to his hometown in Kinshasa to reunite with his family and culture. The complexities abound as four characters bring different worlds and perspectives which intersect through chapters in the film, each adding a new dimension as the narrative unfolds.

Omen is the directorial debut from Belgian-Congolese rapper, Baloji, who masterfully weaves these stories together through his bold visual artistry. The film won the New Voice prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023.

This film was curated by our partner Maona Art.

Details

Original language title
Augure
Duration
1hr 30mins
Director
Baloji
Featuring
Marc Zinga • Lucie Debay • Eliane Umuhire
Year
2023
Country of origin
Belgium • Democratic Republic of Congo • Netherlands • France • South Africa • Germany
Language
French • Swahili with English subtitles
Strobe lighting
No
Content guidance
No content warnings identified
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