Birds are Singing in Kigali

Birds are Singing in Kigali


Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze

2017, 1 h 53 min

The first Polish film about refugees. The plot starts in 1994, the day before genocide, and ends in 1997. The story of a Polish ornithologist who conducts research on the decline in the population of vultures in Rwanda. When genocide starts, the woman – kind of accidentally – saves one young Rwanda girl, the daughter of a co-worker of the Tutsi tribe. They take her with them to Poland. After the arrival, the protagonists are broken. They cannot fit into the routine of everyday life. They are both trying to recuperate from what they have been through. A story about friendship, forgiveness and the power of nature.

written by Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
director of photography Krzysztof Ptak PSC, Józefina Gocman, Wojciech Staroń PSC

music Paweł Szymański
production design Claudine Murenzi, Agnieszka Zawadowska
costume design Claudine Murenzi, Agnieszka Zawadowska
make-up Joel Echallier, Agnieszka Echallier, Joanna Bocheńska
sound Radosław Ochnio, Filip Krzemień, Jarosław Bajdowski, Artur Kuczkowski, Zofia Moruś
edited by Katarzyna Leśniak
cast Jowita Budnik, Eliane Umuhire, Nibagwire Didacienne, Anna Ilczuk, Witold Wieliński, Aleksander Mikołajczak
production Joanna Kos-Krauze (KOSFILM)
producer Joanna Kos-Krauze
co-produced by Telewizja Polska, Narodowe Centrum Kultury, Odra Film, Studio A
production manager Aleksandra Bielska
co-financed by Polish Film Institute
distributed by Kino Świat

Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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