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Rafiki

Director(s)
Wanuri Kahiu
Country
Kenya
South Africa
France
Year
2018
Language
Multilingual with French or English subtitles
Duration
82 min

With French subtitles: April 20th
With English subtitles: April 28th

Eyes that light up, knowing smiles, lingering gazes: Kena and Ziki get butterflies whenever they’re together. Their fathers are facing off in an election they couldn’t care less about. They’re feeling the first glimmers of love and that’s all that matters. For her second feature, Wanuri Kahiu trains her lens on a relationship forbidden by Kenyan society, intolerant as it is of difference. Banned from being screened in the filmmaker’s homeland, Rafiki is a sensitive, restrained look at two taboo-smashing young women who dare to defy morality. A high-risk bet that’s paid off in spades. (FNC)

Official Selection for Un Certain Regard – Cannes 2018

International Panorama – FNC 2018

“Impossible not to celebrate” – Variety

“Lively and full of vision” – Vulture

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Director(s)
Wanuri Kahiu
Country
Kenya
South Africa
France
Year
2018
Language
Multilingual with French or English subtitles
Duration
82 min