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Drama | Running Time: 90 minutes

2023 / French

Country: Belgium, Netherlands and Democratic Republic of the Congo

Directed by: Baloji

MENA Premiere


Violence, Adult Themes and Adult Content



Wed 06 Dec | 3:55 PM - 5:30 PM
VOX Cinema Imax 7 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
Wed 06 Dec | 6:55 PM - 8:30 PM
VOX Cinema 4 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR

Benoît Roland

Marc Zinga, Lucie Debay, Eliane Umuhire, Yves-Marina Gnahoua, Marcel Otete Kabeya


When Koffi returns to the Democratic Republic of Congo with his Belgian wife Alice, he is hoping her pregnancy will help break the ice with his estranged family. Instead, he is pulled back into a society governed by superstition and fear, shown by the director’s allusive, intuitive storytelling to be the legacy of trauma as much as tradition. In four sections focused on different characters – Koffi, the sister Tshala he left behind, a fly young street trader in antibiotics called Paco and Koffi’s emotionally wounded mother, Mujila, - this visually rich and musically vivid film weaves between witchcraft, ritual purging and streetsmart modernity, much as Koffi’s family – and, by extension, this suffering country – are wont to do.