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by Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze


We meet ornithologist Anna in 1994 just as genocide is raging in Rwanda, perpetrated by the majority Hutus against the Tutsis. Anna manages to save the daughter of a colleague whose family has been murdered, and she takes her to Poland. But the woman returns to Rwanda to visit the graves of her loved ones. The director originally worked on the movie with her husband Krzysztof Krauze (My Nikifor – Crystal Globe, KVIFF 2004), but after his death in 2014 she eventually finished this challenging picture alone.

international title: Birds Are Singing in Kigali
original title: Ptaki spiewaja w Kigali
country: Poland
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
film run: 120'
screenplay: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
cast: Eliane Umuhire, Jowita Budnik
cinematography by: Krzysztof Ptak, Wojciech Staroń, Józefina Gocman
film editing: Katarzyna Lesniak
art director: Agnieszka Zawadowska, Jolie Murenzi
producer: Joanna Kos-Krauze
production: KOSFILM, Telewizja Polska (TVP) - Agencja Filmowa, Odra Film
backing: Narodowe Centrum Kultury, Studio A, Polish Film Institute
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