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First Clip from Cannes Entry ‘Omen’ by Director Baloji Tshiani

Awards Radar is pleased to share a first clip from Baloji Tshiani’s Omen, premiering at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section. Omen follows a Congolese expat who returns home to confront a troubled past, where he – and other characters in the film – was accused of being a sorcerer. Check out the clip below for a taste of this striking debut feature and its beguiling exploration of post-colonial Congo.

Here is a look at Omen:

Omen is currently playing at the Cannes Film Festival!


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Written by Shane Slater

Shane Slater is a passionate cinephile whose love for cinema led him to creating his blog Film Actually in 2009. Since then, he has written for, and The Spool. Based in Kingston, Jamaica, he relishes the film festival experience, having covered TIFF, NYFF and Sundance among others. He is a proud member of the African-American Film Critics Association.

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