GenreDrama Initial DVD releaseJuly 4, 2007 (Japan) Duration LanguageFrench
WriterGil Courtemanche (novel), Robert Favreau (screenplay) CastLuc Picard (Bernard Valcourt), Fatou NDiaye (Gentille), Celine Bonnier, Vincent Bilodeau, Genevieve Brouillette Similar moviesDallas Buyers Club, Kinyarwanda, Rent, Philadelphia, The Constant Gardener, And the Band Played On
A Sunday in Kigali (original French title: Un dimanche à Kigali) is a 2006 Canadian feature film set during the Rwandan genocide.
Directed by Robert Favreau, it relates the story of Bernard Valcourt, a documentary film maker and journalist who falls in love with a young Rwandan woman, Gentille, who works at the Hôtel Des Mille Collines. The brutal violence of the Rwandan genocide separates them; a few months later, Bernard returns to Rwanda seeking Gentille. Most of the narrative unfolds in retrospect.
The film is based on the novel A Sunday at the pool in Kigali, by Gil Courtemanche.
"A Sunday in Kigali" grossed $1.1 million Canadian in Quebec in the fall of 2006, and is set for Sept. 23 release in English-speaking Canada. Video and cable are the best options in other territories.