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Rungano Nyoni Takes Flight on “On Becoming a Guinea Fowl”

Rungano Nyoni Takes Flight on “On Becoming a Guinea Fowl”

She blasted onto the scene when she returned to the Directors’ Fortnight section in 2017 with I Am Not A Witch and it now appears that her next feature will be backed by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures label. Listed inside a recent Variety article, production on Zambian-Welsh filmmaker Rungano Nyoni‘s sophomore project On Becoming a Guinea Fowl would be imminent. We expect some official info via the trades to drop probably during the flurry of news bits during TIFF.

Nyoni was a film festival favorite with her shorts and then graduated into features receiving tons of support including the 2013 Cannes Cinefondation Residency. I Am Not A Witch was produced by Quiddity Films’ Emily Morgan and Clandestine Films Juliette Grandmont who may not return here, but her cinematographer David Gallego (who has Laura Mora’s Kings of the World and Jeremy Saulnier’s Rebel Ridge to preem in the near future) might be available. We’ll be keeping tabs on any future developments.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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