An intensely romantic lesbian love story nestled in the dangerous reality some young women face while coming out.
The Friday 18 February screening will be introduced by BFI Film Academy Young Programmers Ramatoulie Bobb, Clodagh Chapman and Beth Privitera.
Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji
Kenya-South Africa-Germany-Netherlands-France-Norway-Lebanon-UK 2018. 82min
In Nairobi shy, aspiring nursing student Kena crosses paths with the rainbow-haired, free-spirited Ziki when their fathers run against each other in a local election. Despite the political rivalry between their families and societal pressures (their sexual orientation being illegal in Kenya), they find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. A wonderfully vibrant journey of dizzying first love, Wanuri Kahiu’s courageous debut feature (which was initially banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board) should be seen on the big screen.
Also available on BFI Player.