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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

Details

With beautiful scenes connected through shades of fuchsia and violet, reflecting the femininity of the characters, this gentle film follows the development of love between two young women. Set against the backdrop of the bustling streets of Nairobi, the two very different girls must choose between love and safety, surrounded by insular gossip, local politics and burgeoning maturity. Their magnetic pull draws us into a queer Romeo and Juliet, as they try to hide their relationship from their politically opposed fathers.

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, part of a strong cohort of Kenyan female filmmakers, Rafiki was the first Kenyan film to be included in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes earlier this year, and was then controversially banned from being shown in Kenya by the Kenya Film Classification Board. 

£6 TicketsTue 16 Apr (18.45)  
  • Director Wanuri Kahiu
  • Cast Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Neville Misati
  • Certificate 12A: moderate violence, infrequent strong language, discriminatory behaviour
  • Running time 1h22m
  • Country Kenya/South Africa/France
  • Language subtitles
  • Year of Production 2018
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