I Am Not a Witch

I Am Not A Witch (12A)

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon and she is forced to decide whether to stay in the camp, or dash for freedom.

At times moving, often funny and occasionally surreal, I Am Not a Witch offers spellbinding storytelling with flashes of anarchic humour. Audacious and unforgettable, it introduces Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni as a fresh and fearless new voice in British film.

Discounted advance tickets are £6 or £5 conc. (+ booking fee of 75p) and are available oneline via Skiddle or at our Facebook page. Tickets are also available at Baileys Deli in Llangollen or on the door on the night (if we haven’t sold out). These are £8 and £6 conc.

Friday, March 9th 2018
Doors open at 7.30pm
Film starts at 8pm

Director: Rungano Nyoni
Year: 2017
Certificate: 12A
Running time: 1 hour 32 minutes

And the critics say…

“This daringly satirical parable of magic and misogyny, superstition and social strictures confirms her {Rungano Nyoni’s] promise as a film-maker of fiercely independent vision, with a bright future ahead.” Mark Kermode, The Observer

“A frequently bonkers, often confusing, yet visually arresting cultural satire about a community of ancient, gin-drinking, so-called witches in the scrublands of Zambia? How could you resist?” The Times

“First-time feature director Rungano Nyoni has a comic gift, coolly ticking away at the heart of her singular satire I Am Not a Witch.” Financial Times

“A magic realist fable set in present-day Zambia that has plenty to say about gender and superstition.” Time Out