Omen selected for Cannes Film Festival

Omen selected for Cannes Film Festival

Dutch minority co-production Omen by Baloji Tshiani is among the movies selected for the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Omen, Baloji’s first feature, is an ensemble film about four people accused of being witches and sorcerers. Despite their misfortune they find the way to guide each other away from their socially imposed destinies and into the phantasmagoria of Africa. At Cannes, the film is selected for Un Certain Regard and stars Belgian actors like Marc Zinga and Lucie Debay.

In September 2022, Omen was one of the 6 projects selected for support in the first round of international film production fund New Dawn. New Dawn is an initiative of 10 public funds aiming to open up the film industry to the many voices and perspectives in our continuously changing society.