Friday, April 12 - Thursday, April 25, 2024

Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.: Director Baloji in person for sneak preview + Q&A moderated by Siddhant Adlakha

Opening night Friday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m.: Q&A with Baloji moderated by Farima Kone Kito

After spending years in Belgium, Koffi (Marc Zinga), a young Congolese man, returns to his birthplace of Kinshasa to confront his family and homeland culture. Secrecy and sorcery erupt when a nosebleed is mistaken for a curse, and Koffi is shunned from his family. Using magical realism to paint a portrait of “undesirables” and “sorcerers,” OMEN delves into the intricacies of identity, culture, and belief systems through a deeply rich and visually captivating lens.

Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival, Winner: Un Certain Regard – New Voice Prize

  • Country Belgium, Congo-Kinshasa, Netherlands, France, Germany, South Africa
  • Language French, Swahili, and Lingala with English Subtitles, English
  • Running Time 95 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Utopia
  • Director Baloji
  • Cast Marc Zinga, Yves-Marina Gnahoua, Marcel Otete Kabeya, Eliane Umuhire, Lucie Debay
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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