BIRDS ARE SINGING IN KIGALI

PTAKI ŚPIEWAJĄ W KIGALI

By Joanna KOS-KRAUZE, Krzysztof KRAUZE

KOSFILM - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2017

A picture of psychological consequences of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 that changes into an engaging and full of drama, but also hopeful tale about meaning of life and the existence marked by trauma.

Festivals
& Awards

BFI London FF 2017
Debate
Karlovy Vary 2017
Best Actress Prize
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • POLISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 113 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Joanna KOS-KRAUZE, Krzysztof KRAUZE
    • Writer(s)
    • Joanna KOS-KRAUZE, Krzysztof KRAUZE
    • Producer(s)
    • Joanna KOS-KRAUZE (KOS Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Claudine Mugambira (Eliane Umuhire) of the Tutsi origin is a daughter of a renown Rwandan ornithologist. After the massacre, in which her father is killed, Anna Keller (Jowita Budnik), who carried on her research on vultures in Rwanda along with Claudine’s father for years, helps her to escape to Poland. Anna herself witnesses and is deeply affected by the violence that now, after return to Poland, is resounding repeatedly in her memories. The brutality she experienced makes her unable to accept a slow and peaceful flow of life and indifference towards the events in Rwanda. On the other hand, she feels a need to radically change her ways and escape from the painful past, what Claudine’s presence makes impossible to achieve. Both women, deeply suffering, engage in a complex and piercing psychological process of healing and restoration of their daily lives.
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