Kimani Waweru’s Film ‘Cash Cow’ To Screen At Cannes Festival

Kimani Waweru’s short film dubbed ‘Cash Cow’ has been listed as one of the films that will be screened during this year’s Cannes Festival.

The Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to take place from 17th to 28th May.

The film starring Steve Gitau and Auudi Rowa was written and directed by Kimani Waweru.

Back in 2018, RAFIKI was the first Kenyan feature film to be invited to Cannes Film Festival as part of the Official Un Certain Regard selection.

Cash Cow will screen in the short film category alongside one other African film from South Africa by Deevet Van Rooyen.

It comes under the 48H Film Project which is a competition and Cannes partner that invites filmmakers to compete at making the best short film in 48 hours. 

The short film covers the story of a young girl whose car breaks down and gets the assistance of a man nearby who is working on his bike. After some back and forth, the young man finally agrees to help her fix her car. He opens up to her about his rare blood condition that allowed him to win a bike marathon and in the end the lady uses the same information to his downfall.

You can watch the winning film below:

A voice, not an echo