Supa Modo

Kenya, 74 Minutes, Comedy/Drama, Swahili and Kikuyu with English subtitles, Rated PG
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Showings

State Theatre -Screen 3 Sat, Jun 2, 2018 3:15 PM
College for Creative Studies Sun, Jun 10, 2018 12:30 PM
Event Info
Film Section:Foreign Narrative
Category:Kenyan
Comedy
Drama
Swahili and Kikuyu
Toronto
Foreign Narrative
Award Winner
Films
CCS
MT
Sponsored By:Tammy Kutter
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Run Time (in minutes):74 minutes
Rating:PG
Production Country:Kenya
Language:Swahili and Kikuyu
Subtitles:w/English subtitles
Previous Festivals:Toronto
Berlin
Festival Awards:Crystal Bear - Special Mention (Berlin 2018)
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Likarion Wainaina

Description

From first-time feature filmmaker LIKARION WAINAINA and co-producer TOM TYKWER comes this honest and inspiring story about the strength of young people in the face of adversity. Obsessed with Jackie Chan and action films, nine-year-old Jo dreams of being a superhero, but time is not on her side. When the doctors reveal that she is terminally ill, Jo leaves the hospital and returns home to be with her mom and sister. While her mom insists that she stay inside and rest, her sister has different plans. With the entire village's support, they decide to make dreams a reality and turn Jo into the superhero they know she is. Newcomer STYCIE WAWERU delivers a captivating and earnest performance, imbuing her character with a subtle strength that ignites the screen. This film is a stunning reminder of the power of imagination. -Toronto International Film Festival

Sponsored by Tamara L. Kutter