Omen / Augure


Irish Premiere

Date & Time: Wednesday 6th at 6:15pm

Details: Baloji / Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo / 2023 / 90 mins

Starring: Marc Zinga, Yves-Marina Ghahoua, Marcel Otete Kabeya


After spending years in Belgium, Koffi (Marc Zinga), a young Congolese man, returns to his birthplace of Kinshasa to confront his family and homeland culture. Secrecy and sorcery erupt when a nosebleed is mistaken for a curse, and Koffi is shunned from his family. Using magical realism to paint a portrait of undesirables and sorcerers, Omen delves into the intricacies of identity, culture, and belief systems through a deeply rich and visually captivating lens. Fulfilling all the promise of his multi-disciplinary projects in fashion, short film and styling, director Baloji offers up a feast for the senses.


“A visually striking, deeply compassionate and memorable debut” IndieWire


Prix New Voice, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, 2023
Grand Prix, Best Film, Ghent International Film Festival, 2023
Best Director, Festival du film francophone d’Angoulême, 2023