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by Atiq Rahimi


Rwanda, 1973. Our Lady of the Nile is a prestigious Catholic boarding school perched high on a hill, where teenage girls are groomed to be the Rwandan elite. Graduation on the horizon, they share the same dormitory, the same dreams and concerns. But throughout the country as well as within the school, deep-seated antagonisms rumble. Changing these young girls’ lives – and the entire nation – forever.

international title: Our Lady of the Nile
original title: Notre-Dame du Nil
country: France, Belgium, Rwanda
sales agent: Indie Sales
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Atiq Rahimi
film run: 93'
release date: FR 5/02/2020
screenplay: Atiq Rahimi, Ramata-Toulaye Sy
cast: Amanda Santa Mugabekazi, Albina Sydney Kirenga, Malaika Uwamahoro, Clariella Bizimana, Belinda Rubango Simbi, Pascal Greggory
cinematography by: Thierry Arbogast
film editing: Hervé de Luze
art director: Françoise Joset
producer: Dimitri Rassam, Rani Massalha, Marie Legrand
co-producer: Fabrice Delville, Christophe Toulemonde
production: Chapter 2, Les Films du Tambour, Belga Films Group, France 2 Cinéma
distributor: BAC Films

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