Kenyan film Shimoni to be screened in Ottawa

Shimoni was a hit when it screened at TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival and there is another opportunity for movie goers in and around Ottawa-Gatineu area to support this Kenyan production.

Shimoni was voted one of 50 must-see movies at TIFF 2022 according to festival programmers.

The 97 minutes feature film will be showing on Thursday, March 16 at 8:30 pm at the Ottawa Art Gallery. For schedule and tickets https://www.iffo.ca/2023/shimoni

In this gripping and carefully developed drama from editor–turned–writer-director Angela Wanjiku Wamai, a teacher newly released from prison renegotiates the confines of the physical world while forced to face his nightmare in the flesh.

Bold and bracing, Shimoni is a study on how terror can transform the body beyond its own recognition. Skillfully illustrating the passage of time to gently attend to long-lingering tensions, Wamai carefully paints a sharp portrait of the peril in perseverance and the devastating power of silence.

The International Film Festival of Ottawa (IFFO) is a new event bringing the best of the global film festival circuit to Canada’s Capital. The festival’s third edition will take place March 8 – 19, 2023 in venues across Ottawa’s downtown core. 


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