SA 17 NOV 15.00
SUPA MODO BY LIKARION WAINAINA
KENYA / GERMANY 2018 DCP OV 74 MIN
SUITABLE AS OF 9 YEARS AGE
Nine-year-old Jo loves action films and dreams of being a superhero. Her biggest wish: to make a film and star in it. In her fantasy she can forget that she is terminally ill. When Jo’s sister can no longer bear seeing the cheerful girl spend her precious remaining time in bed, she encourages Jo to believe in her magic powers, and the whole village to make Jo’s dream a reality. This moving drama by Kenyan filmmaker Likarion Wainaina, created as part of a master class hosted by the German-Kenyan production collective One Fine Day Films/Ginger Ink, is about the power of the imagination and an unusual means of saying farewell.
LIKARION WAINAINA, born in Moscow, lives in Nairobi and works as a director and cameraman. His short film BETWEEN THE LINES (2013) was the first Kenyan film to be screened in his homeland on an IMAX screen.
His short film BAIT (2015) was presented at the Cannes Film Festival. SUPA MODO is his feature film debut, it was created as part of a master class of the German-Kenyan production collective One Fine Day Films / Ginger Ink.