By Baloji

Omen - Closing ceremony

Omen
Ticket

Saturday 16 March – 19h00
Closing ceremony
Espace Pitoëff - Grande Salle
Rue de Carouge 52, 1205 Geneva
Audio Description
Film available in audio description.
Personnes sourdes ou malentendantes
Subtitles for the hearing impaired on the Greta application

The prolific Belgian-Congolese musician and artist Baloji makes a grand entrance into the world of cinema, taking us on a spellbinding cinematic journey that tells the story of Koffi, who returns to the Congo after 15 years’ absence to introduce his pregnant wife Alice to his family. His stay is marked by various encounters involving witchcraft. In a phantasmagorical Africa, the protagonists, through unexpected adventures, find a way to help each other break their curse. Filled with magical realism, Baloji’s debut feature is a powerful ode to formal creativity that questions the issue of patriarchy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Omen won the New Voice Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023.

Theatrical release in French-speaking Switzerland on May 8, 2024.

This film is available in audio description and with subtitles for the hearing impaired on the Greta application thanks to Regards Neufs.

Section : Fiction - Out of Competition
Country : Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo, Netherlands, France, South Africa
Original languages : French, Swahili, Lingala, English
Subtitles : French, English
Duration
90’
Director
Baloji
Producers
Wrong Men
Tosala Films
New Amsterdam
Special Touch Studios
Serendipity
RadicalMedia
Big World Cinema
Writer
Baloji
Casting
Marc Zinga
Lucie Debay
Eliane Umuhire
Yves-Marina Gnahoua
Marcel Otete Kabeya
Photography
Joaquim Philippe
Editing
Bruno Tracq
Bertrand Conard
Music
Liesa Van der Aa
Son
Jan Deca
Erik Griekspoor
Danny Van Spreuwel
Distribution
Outside the Box