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Rafiki (12A)


Rafiki (12A)

Banned in Kenya for its nuanced depiction of a lesbian romance, Rafiki was a major discovery at Cannes in 2018. This was the first Kenyan film to be shown in Un Certain Regard. From director Wanuri Kahiu, this is a tender and neon-drenched delight about self-discovery.

The film follows the story of Tomboy Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) is happy to be accepted as 'one of the boys', waiting for the exam results that will determine her future. Her shopkeeper father is vying election, facing off against a slick businessman. When she meets the rival's daughter, rainbow-dreaded Ziki (Sheila Munyiva), the two women forge a Romeo and Juliet romance.

Cast: Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva
Director: Wanuri Kahiu
Rating: 12a
Runtime: 82 mins
Tickets: £6 General Admission // £5 Under 25's (Plus Booking Fee)

This Film is also F-Rated which is applied to films which are directed by women and / or written by women. The Norwich Film Festival supports diversity in film-making and story-telling, and highlights feature films that are F-Rated.

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