Maona presents: Omen15

Directed by Baloji | Belgium/DR Congo | 2023 | 1h 30m | French & Swahili w/ English subtitles | Starring Marc Zinga, Yves-Marina Gnahoua, Marcel Otete Kabeya, Eliane Umuhire, Lucie Debay

Having spent years in Belgium, a young Congolese man decides to return to his birthplace of Kinshasa. However, upon his return, a nosebleed is mistakenly interpreted as a curse, leading to his ostracization by his family and a struggle to reconcile with the culture of his homeland. Directed by Belgian rapper and filmmaker Baloji, this inventive Congolese drama explores the complexities of identity, culture, and belief. Winner of the New Voice Prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Reviews

‘The director’s gift for unpacking the way notions of witchcraft can function as fig leaves for trauma, combined with his obvious eye for costumes, lighting, and framing, make for a visually striking, deeply compassionate, and memorable debut.’
★★★★
Arjun Sajip, IndieWire

Book tickets

Tuesday 30 April

6.15pmBook tickets
Thursday 2 May

8.30pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Today (Sunday 21st April)

14:45

Days of Heaven 12A
1h 34m
Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully shot movies in American cinema history, Terrence Malick's timeless American idyll set in early 20th-century America has been recently restored in 4K.

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17:15

Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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20:00

Mothers' Instinct 15
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 34m
The seeds of guilt, suspicion and paranoia are sewn between two friends in this suspenseful psychological thriller set in suburban America and starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)

18:15

A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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20:30

Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) following residents of a small rural village nestled outside Tokyo opposing the development of a luxury "glamping" site on their land.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!