Augure recieves New Voice Prize at Cannes

Augure recieves New Voice Prize at Cannes

On Friday May 26th it was announced at the Festival de Cannes that Baloji received the New Voice Prize in the Un Certain Regard side section of the festival with his debut film Augure (or Omen).

Augure 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.

Augure, written and directed by Baloji, is a co-production of Belgium, the Netherlands, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, France and South Africa. In 2022, Augure received support from the New Dawn fund.

Photo: Festival de Cannes