Kenyan Film ‘Supa Modo’ Receives 2018 Berlinale Award

02 March of 2018 by

It’s no doubt the Kenyan film fraternity has grown tremendously over the last couple of years. Filmmakers, actors and other key players have been hard at work. And it seems to pay off: The rest of the world is starting to take notice.

We’ve recently witnessed Mbithi Masya’s film, Kati Kati, gain international recognition and went on to become an award-winning feature, contributing massively in placing 254 film on the global map. 

Well, there’s a new kid on the block – Supa Modo, produced by One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink, the same team behind Kati Kati, Nairobi Half Life, Something Necessary, Soul Boy, and Veve.

Supa Modo received a special mention in the ‘Generations’ category – one of the nine awards given at this year’s festival to African-linked films at the just concluded Berlin International Film Festival.

Directed by Likarion Wainaina, Supa Modo is the story of a terminally-ill girl who dreams of being a superhero, and how her village helps her achieve that dream. The children’s jury citation praised the film as “touching” and “gripping,” adding that it “shows the resourcefulness of the girl and the humanity and the strong willpower of the entire village in their efforts to make the last months of her life something special.”

Check out the trailer below:

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