Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, February 12, 2010 – Sunday, February 14, 2010

 Detroit Film Theatre

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  • Film

(Rwanda/2008-directed by Lee Isaac Chung)

After stealing a machete from a market in Kigali, Rwanda, young Munyurangabo and his friend, Sangwa, leave the city on a journey tied to their pasts. Munyurangabo craves justice for his parents who were killed in the horrific genocide, while Sangwa wants merely to visit the home he deserted years ago. Though their plan is to visit Sangwa's family for just a few hours, the boys stay for days. Born into separate tribes, their friendship is tested when Sangwa's wary parents disapprove of Munyurangabo, reminding the boys that "Hutus and Tutsis are supposed to be enemies.” From Korean-American director Lee Isaac Chung comes a work of art so honest, heartfelt and insightful that Pulitzer Prize-winning Roger Ebert was moved to write: “You will be lucky if you ever get the opportunity to see it. Its story involves one of those miracles that can illuminate the cinema. It is in every frame a beautiful and powerful film – a masterpiece.” Grand Jury Prize, AFI Film Festival; official selection, Cannes, London and Toronto Festivals. In Kinyarwanda with English subtitles. (97 min.)

“An astonishing and thoroughly masterful debut. This is, flat out, the discovery of the year at Cannes.” –Robert Koehler, Variety

Friday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m.