Magazine article Screen International

UK's Festival of Commonwealth Film Announces Inaugural Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

UK's Festival of Commonwealth Film Announces Inaugural Line-Up

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Programme includes I Am Not A Witch, My Pure Land.

‘I Am Not A Witch’

The Festival of Commonwealth Film has announced the programme for its first edition, which will take place at the British Museum in London on April 14-15.

With a focus on human rights across the Commonwealth, the event includes seven feature films and a shorts programme.

Films screening across the two days include Rungano Nyoni’s darkly satirical debut I Am Not A Witch. The film won outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer at this year’s BAFTAs as well as best director and best debut director for Nyoni and breakthrough producer for Emily Morgan at the 2017 BIFAs.

Sarmad Masud’s My Pure Land, Britain’s entry for best foreign language film at the 2018 Oscars, is also playing, as are two European premieres (Leitis In Waiting, Cargo) and one UK premiere (Not My Life). …

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