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'War Witch' Oscar Featurette - Director Kim Nguyen On Motivations, Casting, New Footage, More

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 15, 2013 at 2:49PM

Kim Nguyen's Oscar-nominated (Best Foreign Language Film) Congo-set drama War Witch or Rebelle, an S&A 2012 Highlight selection, which stars Rachel Mwanza, will see a theatrical release through Tribeca Film, starting in New York on March 1 2013, and expanding to other markets through June.
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"War Witch"
"War Witch"

Kim Nguyen's Oscar-nominated (Best Foreign Language Film) Congo-set drama War Witch or Rebelle, an S&A 2012 Highlight selection, which stars Rachel Mwanza, will see a theatrical release through Tribeca Film, starting in New York on March 1 2013, and expanding to other markets through June.

The film is about a young Congolese girl and child soldier named Komona (played by Mwanza, who won a Best Actress Award at Berlin for her performance), her fight for survival and struggle to find some normalcy and peace in her life.

As director Nguyen describes it, the film is essentially a love story set in a time of war.

The multi-award-winning film has racked up a few film awards in the last 12 months, since its debut, and will more of you will get to see it next month.

I saw it at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 (read my review HERE); its Oscar nomination is deserved.

It's a film that we encourage you to see in the theater, but if you can't wait until it comes to your city, or if it's not coming to your city at all, the film will also be available on demand starting on February 26th.

Watch the Oscar featurette below in which director Nguyen talks about his hopes in making the film, why he cast Rachel Mwanza, challenges in shooting on location, what he wants audiences to get from it, and more:

This article is related to: War Witch (Rebelle), Rachel Mwanza


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