Tom Tykwer’s One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films Africa in association with Rushlake Media unveiled director Likarion Wainaina‘s touching film ‘Supa Modo‘ at the Berlinale International Film Festival this past weekend.
Written by Mugambi Nthiga, Silas Miami, Wanjeri Gakuru and Kamua Wandugu, ‘Supa Modo‘ tells the story of a terminally ill girl whose family discovers that she has a few months to live. Neighbours and the entire village then rally together to fulfill her dreams of becoming a superhero, persuading her that she has special powers.
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The film, a different kind of superhero film in the era of gargantuan Marvel and DC characters, centers around an emotional yet determined mother who purposes to bring joy to her daughter’s last days, as they make her the star of her own film. Supa Modo actors include Marrianne Nungo and Nyawara Ndambia alongside newcomer Stycie Waweru.
“Supa Modo,” the sixth feature from One Fine Day films which also produced the likes of ‘Veve’, ‘Something Necessary’ and the more recent áward winning feature ‘Kati Kati’, had its world premiere at the Berlinale International Film Festival over thee weekend.
Wainaina, the director of the film, told Variety that he auditioned roughly 500 children from across Kenya before casting Waweru in the lead role.
Watch the trailer below….