By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 25, 2013 at 5:24PM
As usual... These aren't necessarily recommendations. Consider the list more of an FYI - films we've talked about on this site, at one time or another, that are now streaming on Netflix, that you might want to check out for yourselves.
Without further ado, here's this week's list of 5:
1 - The harrowing, yet beautiful tale of courage and resiliency, otherwise known as War Witch, which was an S&A favorite last year, and which was Canada's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar (the filmmaker is Canadian, even though the film is set in the Congo).
Directed by Kim Nguyen, the Congo-set tale saw its star, newcomer Rachel Mwanza, win the prestigious Golden Bear award for best actress at the Berlin Film Festival last year - and it was certainly well-deserved.
She also won the same award at the Tribeca Film Festival the same year, where the film simultaneously picked up the award for best narrative feature.
Also known as Rebelle, the film's synopsis reads as follows:
At 14, Komona has lived through horrors that eclipse any adult’s worst nightmares. In this mesmerizing, otherworldly drama, shot entirely in the Congo, she confides to the baby growing inside of her the harrowing story of her life since rebel warlords stormed her village. Fortified by eerily mystical powers and the warming friendship of an albino boy, the sensitive girl battles through this dire, war-ravaged world enchained as a child soldier.
The film won numerous international awards, and was eventually released theatrically in the USA - although a limited release.
It's now made its way to Netflix Instant Watch, so check it out.
Watch the trailer below: