Private Project

Broken Wings

Emile receives a phone call from his mother who is sick prompting him to go back home. After years of living away from home, and leaving a trauma in the past, there is a secret he shares with his father, Dele, and something weighing on his mother, Amina. He breaks the conspiracy of silence as he tries to communicate with his parents.

  • Nora Essalama
  • Aime Octave
    Midnight, Before tomorrow
  • Aime Octave Ishimwe
  • Jules Daems
  • Clarence Haakmat
    Director of Photography
  • Frank Onana
    Key Cast
  • Berthe Tanwo Njole
    Key Cast
  • Ange Djalot Nawasadio
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Super 35
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Royal Institute for Theater, Cinema and Sound
Distribution Information
  • Royal Institute for Cinema, Theater and Sound
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
  • Aime Octave Ishimwe
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Aime Octave

Aime Octave is a writer and filmmaker born and raised in Rwanda, currently pursuing a film education at RITCS in Belgium.
His films aim to show unexplored perspectives and disrupt our thinking patterns to show what's hidden.

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Director Statement

Broken Wings is a film not only about Emile but so many young men and adults who never got the safe space to speak about their ghosts and heal their wounds.
Emile and the film aim to break that conspiracy of silence.