Ekran 2017 Day 6: Interview with Award Winning Actress Eliane Umuhire

Birds are Singing in Kigali dir. Joanna Kos-Krauze Actresses Eliane Umuhire & Jowita Budnik

Ekran 2017 Day 6: Interview with Award Winning Actress Eliane Umuhire

The late great director Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze’s award winning drama, “The Birds Are Singing in Kigali” makes it’s Canadian premier at Ekran 2017.

Director Joanna Kos-Krauze

Director Joanna Kos-Krauze

The story starts out in 1994 Rwanda, a Polish woman ornithologist saves a Tutsi girl from certain death. After a few years they both revisit Africa on an emotional journey full of painful memories.

Starring Polish Actress Jowita Budnick and Rwandan Actress Eliane Umuhire, both actresses shared the “Best Actress Award” this year the the 42nd Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and at the Chicago International Film Festival.

There is no doubt that Umuhire’s performance stands out as an incredible moment for Polish cinema.

 

 

 

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Actress Eliane Umuhire in Birds are Singing in Kigali

Ekran was fortunate enough a chance to catch up with Umuhire in an interview just before her win in Gdynia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birds are Singing in Kigali is screening at Ekran on Saturday November 11th at 530pm at the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles.

For Tickets click HERE.