Rafiki

Vorstellung am 12.12.2018

Infos

Kenia, Südafrika, Deutschland, Niederlande, Frankreich, Norwegen, Libanon 2018
Sprachen(OF): englisch, swahili
Regie: Wanuri Kahiu
Drehbuch: Jenna Cato Bass, Wanuri Kahiu
Darsteller: Jimmy Gathu, Muthoni Gathecha, Nice Githinji, Patricia Amira
83 min

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“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Rafiki was presented in Cannes and The Guardian wrote about it: "Wanuri Kahiu’s lesbian teen romance boasts the sort of bona fides that are proving valuable in this most politicised edition of Cannes. The first Kenyan film to be selected for the festival, Rafiki has since been banned by the country’s film classification board “due to its homosexual theme and clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law and dominant values of the Kenyans”.

That sort of hyperventilating advance warning might lead some to expect something more transgressive than the sweet if rather contrived drama served up here. Yet, in a nation where no constitutional protections exist for LGBT people and sodomy carries a 14-year term sentence, even the most routine of gay dramas is an act of remarkable risk-taking. Kahiu’s film carries it off with confidence and polish."
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Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) und Ziki (Sheila Munyiva) sind gute Freundinnen, die auch aneinander festhalten, obwohl politische Probleme zwischen ihren Familien stehen und die konservative Gesellschaft es ihnen nicht leicht macht. Als sie sich ineinander verlieben, müssen sie sich zwischen Glück und Sicherheit entscheiden.

„Wir brauchen neue Bilder von Afrika“ sagt Wanuri Kahiu, die Regisseurin von RAFIKI.
„Afro-Bubblegum soll Afrika auf hoffnungsvolle, vergnügliche Art darstellen“. Afro-Bubblegum ist der Name ihrer Produktionsfirma.

Eintritt 6,00 Euro. / Der Film hat neben den englischen auch deutsche Untertitel.