Engaging with the world
KENYA , South Africa , Germany , Netherlands
| 83 minutes | 2018
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.Presented by LSTW Magazine and The Woman Power
Un Certain Regard - Cannes
2018 Rafiki 2010 Africa First: Volume One (segment "Pumzi") 2009 Pumzi (Short) 2009 From a Whisper 2006 Ras Star (Short)
Left to his own devices after his mother’s sudden death, Socrates now has to find his own way on the mean streets of São Paulo, struggling to survive as...
BRAZIL | 83 minutes | 2018
Peeling back the layers of the journalistic psyche, this fascinating project veers from interviews to archival footage, photography and animated sequences...
POLAND , Spain , Germany , Hungary | 83 minutes | 2018
More than 10 years after Caramel, Nadine Labaki adopts a gritty, documentary-style approach to chronicling the loveless existence of slum child Zain, age...
LEBANON , France | 83 minutes | 2018
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