Eva, a young Rwandan woman, dreams of attending medical school. But her aspirations are interrupted when she is kidnapped by a group of men as a part of the Guterura rite of enforced marriage. Abandoned by her family, she struggles to cope with the grim reality of her new life with her new husband Silas and his cousin. While Silas is away working, the two young women form a tender connection as they spend their days doing household chores, beading, making tea, and swapping family histories and memories of the genocide. Despite this newfound ally, Eva contemplates running away to a life of freedom.
Rendered with a quiet naturalism and brimming with humanity, The Bride is both a profound portrait of friendship amid dire circumstances and a calm contemplation of the ghosts of Rwanda’s past.
Screenings & Events
Thu, Oct 19 @ 7:45pm CDT
at Siskel Center, Screen 2
Sat, Oct 21 @ 12:00pm CDT
at AMC NEWCITY, Screen 5
- Kivu Ruhorahoza, Myriam U. Birara
- Myriam U. Birara
- Bora Shingiro
- Sandra Umulisa, Aline Amike, Daniel Gaga
- Urugori Films
Black Perspectives Program Sponsors
New Directors Program Sponsors
Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation