March 19, 2013
No Rating; 1:30 running time
The real-life story of actress Rachel Mwanza, who plays protagonist Komona, is almost as dramatic as the film's narrative. A street child discovered in Kinshasa, the Congo's capital, Mwanza does such an impressive job conveying a multitude of emotional states that she won the Silver Bear for lead actress at the Berlin Film Festival, the first African performer to do so.
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