Supa Modo

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    Supa Modo

    Directed by

    Germany, Kenya

    2018

    74 min

    • English
    • Swahili
    • Kikuyu

    Drama

    Nine-year-old Jo loves action films and dreams of being a superhero. Her biggest wish: to make a film and star in it. In her fantasy she can forget that she is terminally ill. When Jo’s sister can no longer bear seeing the cheerful girl spend her precious remaining time in bed, she encourages Jo to believe in her magic powers, and the whole village to make Jo’s dream a reality. This moving drama is about the power of the imagination and an unusual means of saying farewell.

    Awards

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    • Special Mention of the Children’s Jury - Berlinale Generation Kplus
    • People’s Choice Award Favourite Feature Film Runner-up - TIFF Kids
    • Golden Slipper for Best Feature Film - Zlin FF
    • Ecumenical Jury Award - Zlin FF
    • Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film (Fourth Runner-up) - Seattle IFF
    • Kenyan Submission for the 91st Academy Awards
    • Special Mention of the International Jury - Edinburgh IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Stycie Waweru
    Nyawara Ndambia
    Marrianne Nungo
    Johnson Chege
    Humphrey Maina
    Joseph Omari
    Rita Njenga
    Dinah Githinji
    John Gathinya
    Jubilant Elijah
    Screenplay
    Mugambi Nthiga
    Silas Miami
    Wanjeri Gakuru
    Kamau Wandung’u
    Cinematography
    Enos Olik
    Editing
    Charity Kuria
    Production
    ONE FINE DAY FILMS
    Production
    GINGER INK
    Festival Bookings
    THE FESTIVAL AGENCY
    Likarion Wainaina

    Likarion Wainaina

    Kenya

    Kenyan filmmaker Likarion Wainaina was born in Moscow, Russia but now lives in Nairobi where he works as a director and cinematographer. He has worked on a number of documentaries and commercials as a camera operator and has directed several TV shows and short films. One of his first films, BETWEEN THE LINES, was the first Kenyan film to projected on an IMAX screen in Kenya. His most recent feature film SUPA MODO had its world premiere at Berlinale Generation Kplus 2018.