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War Witch

Not Rated In Theaters 03/1/2013 , 90min.
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February 07, 2013
A gem ! Extremely moving and enlightening as well as heart breaking. Going on everyday in many countries.

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Blending a surrealist perspective of battle-tinged faith with the harrowing tale of one girl's resilience, the film is a laser-focused fable threatened occasionally by its drifts into character shorthand, but equaled by a wrenching lead performance by Rachel Mwanza that results in one of the finest of the year. Full Review
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
Though ostensibly a character study, it's nevertheless characterized by the vaguely moralizing tone of an issue film, one whose candor in the face of brutality seems calculated for maximum liberal appeal. Full Review
Jordan Hoffman
It does a marvelous job at giving us an impressionistic taste of horrific circumstances without using them to beat us into submission. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
The powerful things we expect from War Witch are as advertised, but what we don't expect is even better. Full Review
Leslie Felperin
Along with the moral lesson, Nguyen remembers to give auds some pleasures, including the exquisitely chosen soundtrack of African folk and pop music, Nicolas Bolduc's cinematography and the very artful use of sound throughout. Full Review

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