2020 Edition

Our Lady of the Nile

Our Lady of the Nile

Section: Diaspora

Country: France, Belgium, Rwanda

Production Year: 2019

Duration: 93 minutes

Director: Atiq Rahimi

Producer: Marie Legrand, Rani Massalha, Dimitri Rassam

Screenplay: Atiq Rahimi, Ramata Sy

Cinematographer: Thierry Arbogast

Editor: Hervé de Luze

Cast: Amanda Santa Mugabekazi, Albina Sydney Kirenga, Malaika Uwamahoro

Synopsis: 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.