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I Am Not a Witch

I Am Not a Witch is a movie starring Maggie Mulubwa, Benfors 'Wee Do, and Boyd Banda. Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken...

Other Titles
Eu Não Sou uma Bruxa, Nie jestem czarownicą, Nem vagyok boszorkány, 你才女巫,你全家都女巫, No soy una bruja, I Am Not A Witch
Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Rungano Nyoni
Writer
Rungano Nyoni
Actors
Maggie Mulubwa, Kalundu Banda, Benfors 'Wee Do, Boyd Banda
Country
Zambia, France, UK, Germany
Year
2017
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches on a large truck. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.

Comments about drama «I Am Not a Witch» (13)

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Joyce

*SPOILERS* The story revolves around the friendship between a married couple that was recently divorced. The husband is a widower with two children and the wife is the sole breadwinner. Despite their work schedules, the couple share a hidden recess in their home and spend the evenings playing games and exploring in the back yard. One night, the wife is contacted by a boy who was the last person who they saw alive. The boy was abandoned in a lake, but he is believed to be the youngest of all survivors. The wife is determined to find him and then reunite the family together. The husband, a police detective, takes the case and attempts to find the boy and bring him back home. However, his efforts and his suspicions become the reason that the children are still missing. The film opens with a narrative telling the story of the boy who was the last one to be found. His tale of a mysterious island where he first discovered a woman and the boy of his own who became his friend. The narrative then takes the viewer through the two brothers' relationship and how they have been locked in their own battle with the man they love. The two brothers have always been in competition over who is best at what they do, and it's evident that there is not enough money for either of the brothers. After a meeting where the two brothers meet to argue about the need for money, their father says "Who will you give the money to?" The two brothers come to an agreement about who they will give the money to and the two brothers give money to the detective who is investigating the death of the boys mother. The detective is able to track down the missing boys mother and bring her back to her son. Now the husband and the detective are able to reunite the two brothers. After their reunion, the two brothers have now reacquainted, and they continue to struggle with their feelings about their parents and who they truly love. As they continue to struggle, they continue to have fights, but the more time that passes, the more they find out what is behind their seemingly stable relationship and the more secrets are revealed. The ending to the film was very powerful and it was something that I wasn't expecting at all. For a few scenes, I was thinking "This is where the film should end," but instead it stayed open and I was left wanting more. I am a big fan of modern dramas and I was glad that the end of this film wasn't disappointing. Even though it was a well-told and good ending, it still left me feeling unsatisfied because I was never satisfied when I watched

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Brenda

I'm not sure what I saw in the film that made me feel the need to write a review, but I did. The film is a powerful and beautiful portrayal of the madness of one of the most disturbed and powerful women ever to have lived. This film is definitely a must see and one that I'm sure will be difficult to watch and read about, but will stay with you forever. I saw it twice in a row and I hope to see it again soon. I really hope this film gets made into a full length feature film. The acting in this film was superb and the director does an excellent job of putting the viewer in the shoes of the woman he portrays and he does a great job of showing the audience her transformation. This film will go down in history as one of the greatest films of all time. I'm sure you can figure out what I'm talking about and why I think this film deserves to be one of the greatest films of all time. If you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend it.

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Jordan W.

I'm not a fan of film reviews, but the DVD has given me a chance to review this film, and I've had to decide if I am going to write a review or not. So, I'll write a review. The reason I'm writing this is because of what happened in the film, and I think it's important to tell the truth about what happened. I watched this film in the hope that it would be different. I thought that it would be about a female who was not a witch, and I didn't think it would be about a "Maeby." She was a young girl with an attitude, and I thought it was a very good film, especially considering it's a family film. The film was the story of two young girls, Maeby and Aimee. Maeby was the "mature" one of the two. She was about 7 or 8 years old when she was told that she was a witch. She was convinced that it was her fault, and she was a very bad person. I think that the film shows that even children can believe in things they can't explain, and believe in them enough to not let their parents know. I believe that the film is a very good movie and I would recommend it to people who liked the first one, as well as the second. I think that it's important to show that people can believe in things that they can't explain.

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Janice

Well. what can I say? I just watched this movie with my sister and her boyfriend. We both were interested to watch this movie. I must say, that the director and actors have done a great job with this movie. The themes, the acting, the story, everything. It was a very unique movie, full of action and emotions. I am recommending it to all who are into the supernatural thriller genre. I wish that we could have known this movie better before we saw it. I really do. I am giving it a 7/10.

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Joshua Jenkins

I don't normally give comments, but I just want to say that I really enjoyed this movie. I felt that it had a real emotional and believable effect on me. I thought that it was very well acted, I thought that it had an intelligent and complex plot and I thought that the cast was very well chosen. My favorite scenes were the ones involving Janine (Janine Zimmer, who played Mary this time) and her family. And I was really touched by the encounter between Mary and her father at the end of the movie. I don't normally like heart-wrenching movies, but this one was very moving and emotional. I think it was an excellent portrayal of a woman who is a witch, even though she is mentally handicapped, and so is her family. A really good movie, and definitely worth watching.

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Katherine

I saw this movie on Blu-ray when it came out and found it a bit disappointing. I thought it would be more convincing because a young boy could never do what the girls did. But maybe this is an old wives tale of a child's sexual abuse of his older sister. The movie is more realistic because we are showing us some key points of child sexual abuse (rape, incest, incestuous relationships) and the helplessness of the parents. This is something we only see when a teenage girl gets raped by her own father or a babysitter. And we are hearing these parents (a grandfather and a mother) talk about it in detail so we know how real it is. So maybe this is an important movie to show to the younger viewers. But I am not sure that this is the best way to teach kids a lesson, because there are too many other movies out there that are better for this.

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Roger H.

I'm not going to pretend that I have all the answers or that I understand everything about witchcraft or even Christianity. This is the first film that I've seen that really challenged my worldview and allowed me to take a look at things from a new perspective. It's a great film that takes on some controversial topics and makes them look less scary. I think it's well-made, funny and enjoyable. I recommend it to everyone.

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Brian G.

No doubt about it, this is not a holiday film, but a film about a mentally handicapped woman that found herself in the deep end of hell, and through an event in her life, redeemed herself. I thought I knew who Jessica Biel was before I watched the film, but somehow I had no clue who this woman was. She was extremely well-written and convincing, and at the same time, it was a real challenge to understand her because of her mental illness. This is a journey that many women will take on, whether they have a mental illness or not. It is to be watched and appreciated. My best advice is to watch the film. You might find yourself questioning your own sense of reality or why others do what they do. Regardless, it is an exciting film, and worth watching.

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Olivia

This is one of the best films I have seen. It's a tragedy that it hasn't been released in the US. The film was shot in a couple of days. In my opinion, it would have been better if they had shot it in a few days and that would have added to the story. The cinematography was excellent. The story is realistic. The acting was wonderful. I would give it a 9.5/10. I believe it's worth watching.

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Marilyn

I am not a witch and have only heard about it but I love to watch a movie and I have to say that I found this movie intriguing and more relevant. I really enjoyed this movie, it is not only a story of love and lovemaking but it is also about trust and trustlessness in a family. The scenes were really beautiful. The first kiss on a bathroom wall is something that should be seen by everyone. I am not saying that kissing on a bathroom wall is the best scene in the world but it is a beautiful scene. The scenes around the bedroom were really beautiful. The song is a good song and I could not stop singing it in my head. The lovemaking scene was really good. I really enjoyed it.

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Evelyn Kelly

This movie should not be rated so low. The trailer is misleading. This movie was very well done. The acting was not only great, but it was powerful. You just kept wanting to know what happened next, and were relieved that it wasn't as predictable as it seemed. This movie is more of an "us" versus "them" theme and does a good job at the depiction. All the scenes were very realistic, and was a very good movie. If you are a lover of dark, gruesome, sex-ed stuff, this movie might not be for you. But, if you are a lover of good writing, good acting, and one or two of those American Horror Story flicks, this movie is something you will not want to miss. 7 out of 10.

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Arthur Thomas

I am a fan of the movie but the negative reviews of this movie are just the latest reminder of why Hollywood movies are not really for everyone. To be fair, I really enjoyed this movie. I think the real success of the movie lies in the way the film depicts how our own assumptions about witches and other supernatural beings can cause the events we witness in the movie to be so much more than they are. The entire cast was excellent and the performances of the leads were very believable. I thought the movie was quite realistic in its portrayal of the effects of witchcraft and the effects of being "different". Overall, I was not bored, and I think the viewer will be able to tell how the movie ends without feeling cheated. I would recommend this movie to anyone, and it is a must see for those who are into the subject.

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Sara B.

I really liked this film. I was very impressed with how the director was able to show the horror and pain that the mother had endured and the destruction her life had been for so long. The film shows that the father had not given up hope and that he tried to do what was right and even though he had lost his daughter and was now going through a rough time himself, he tried to make a difference. He tried to help his daughter. I think that the film had a great message for everyone. The most important thing to remember is that it doesn't matter what you have or who you are, it is what you do that counts. I also really liked the ending. It was really good and there was no wasted time in it. It was very unexpected and very good. Overall, I think this was a very good film. I would recommend it to anyone.