Jan.212013

Film

Past Event

Drama directed by Kim Nguyen, with Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien and Serge Kanyinda

7:30 PM
Free admission

Where: Space B (2nd floor)

CANADA | ORIGINAL VERSION: FRENCH AND LINGALA | SUBTITLES: NONE

Free screening in conjunction with the TIFF: Canada's Top Ten

Director Kim Nguyen will be in attendance.

Komona, a 14 year old girl, tells her unborn child the story of how she became a rebel. It all began when she was 12; kidnapped by the rebel army, she was forced to carry a AK-47 and kill. Her only escape and friend is The Magician, a 15 year old boy who wants to marry her. Despite the horrors and daily grind of war, Komona and Magician fall in love.

They thought they had escaped the war, but fate decided otherwise. In order to survive, Komona will need to return to where she came from and make amends with her past.
Around them, war rages on….

A tale set in Sub-Saharan Africa, Rebelle is a love story between two young souls caught in a violent world yet filled with beauty and magic.

Rebelle is a life lesson, a story of human resilience.

Director: Kim Nguyen
Year: 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
Rating: 13 +

Nominated for Best Foreign-Language Film
Academy Awards, 2013

The film will be preceded by Yan England's short Henry (Canada, 2011, 21 minutes)

rebelle-lefilm.com

Photo credit: Mongrel Media

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