04/12/2012 Awards

WAR WITCH triumphs at Camerimage

Kim Nguyen's War Witch won the coveted Golden Frog at the Plus Camerimage festival, beating Leo Carax's Holy Motors.The awards were handed out at the close of the 20th International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz.War Witch, originally titled Rebelle, is the story of a young teen in Sub-Saharan Africa who speaks to her unborn child about life since being abducted by a rebel army. Cinematography was handled by Nicolas Bolduc.The film, which is Canada's entry to the Foreign Language category at the 85th Academy Awards, won the Silver Bear in Berlin for Congolese star Rachel Mwanza as well as the best narrative feature and best actress prizes at Tribeca; the audience award at the Cambridge Film Festival; and the top award in the Noves Visions section at Sitges.