Rafiki

Wanuri Kahiu

Kenya, France, Netherlands, The, Germany, Norway, Lebanon 2018, 83 min.

Fiction

Spoken language: English

Subtitles: Dutch

“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives”, is what Kena and Ziki have heard all their young lives. And that getting a mortgage is the dream of every normal Kenyan. But Kena and Ziki want more. They want adventure and real love, not a dull existence as an obedient wife in the suburbs. It’s not until they fall in love with one another that they find out just how conservative the world around them really is. The relationship between these two young women forms the warm, beating heart of this sparkling, colourful film. 

'Afrobubblegum' is what director Wanuri Kahiu calls her style, and the production company of which she is co-founder. In the words of the young maker, this stands for “fun, fierce and frivolous African art”. Like its two protagonists, this film had to overcome considerable resistance after being banned by Kenyan censors. Kahiu contested this decision and finally won in the Kenyan High Court. (Source: IFFR) 

Synopsis

Official website: http://cinemien.nl/film/rafiki

Credits

Productions:

Hubert Bals Fonds

hbf@filmfestivalrotterdam.com

010 8909090

http://www.filmfund.nl/hubert_bals_fonds

Dutch distribution:

Cinemien

info@cinemien.nl

+31205776010 / +31205776020

www.cinemien.nl

World sales:

MPM Film

festival@mpmfilm.com; info@mpmfilm.com

+3158535712

www.mpmfilm.com

When & where?

Talkshows & debates

Rafiki: Q&A with Zahid Rajan and Floortje Smit

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 20:45

Q&A with