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Closing Night Film: Omen (Augure)

13th Parish Festival / in partnership with Alliance Francaise de Jersey
  • 26 May 8.30pm
90 mins
Jersey Arts Centre

The Festival awards begin at 8.30pm, followed by our Closing Night Film.

Director: Baloji / Belgium | Democratic Republic of the Congo / 2023 / 90 mins

Fulfilling all the promise of his multi-disciplinary projects in fashion, short film and styling, director Baloji offers up a feast for the senses. After spending years in Belgium, Koffi, a young Congolese man, returns to his birthplace of Kinshasha to confront his family and homeland culture. Secrecy and sorcery erupt when a nosebleed is mistaken for a curse, and Koffi is shunned from his family. Using magical realism to paint a portrait of undesirables and sorcerers, Omen delves into the intricacies of identity, culture, and belief systems through a deeply rich and visually captivating lens.

A visually striking, deeply compassionate and memorable debut.” IndieWire

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(£6 seniors and students)