Dir Likarion Wainaina, Kenya/Germany 2018, 1h19, Recommended cert PGCast: Stycie Waweru, Marrianne Nungo, Nyawara Ndambia, Johnson Gitau Chege, Humphrey Maina.In English, Swahili and Kikuyu with English subtitles.With thanks to The Festival Agency.
This imaginative and quietly philosophical drama from Kenya is an unforgettable charmer.
A huge fan of superhero and action movies, nine-year-old Kenyan girl Jo lives in hospital. When her family are told that her illness is terminal and there is nothing further that can be done for her, she returns to her village. While her mother is very protective of her, Jo’s older sister Mwix decides she should have the chance to fulfil her dream of being a superhero... With its heartfelt belief in the power and positivity of imagination, this is a film that finds joy in even the saddest of situations.
“The most important superhero movie you’ll see this year.” - Little White Lies
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