Supa Modo

2018 | Kenya, Germany | NR | 74 min.

Showings

Vogue Theatre of Manistee Mon, Jul 23 7:00 PM
Film Info
Section:#Tween
Release Year:2018
Runtime:74 min.
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:Kenya
Germany
Original Language:English
Kikuyu
Swahili
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Likarion Wainaina
Produced by:Sarika Hami Lakhani
Marie Steinmann-Tykwer
Tom Tykwer
Siobhain "Ginger" Wilson
Guy Wilson
Screenwriter:Wanjeri Gakuru
Silas Miami
Kamau Wandung'u
Mugambi Nthiga
Cinematography:Enos Olik
Editing By:Charity Kuria
Cast:Stycie Waweru
Marrianne Nungo
Nyawara Ndambia

Description

Prepare to be moved and inspired by the most unexpected superhero movie you will see all summer. Jo is just like any other nine-year-old: she adores her family, loves to play, and daydreams about being a superhero. But unlike the other kids in her Kenyan village, Jo is stricken by a terminal illness and on strict orders to rest. When her older sister, Mwix, recognizes that Jo’s fiery spirit is also at risk, she begins to play into Jo’s greatest fantasy—that she does indeed have super powers—and despite her mother’s worries, soon the whole village is helping make Jo’s dream come true. With stunning cinematography and an incredible performance by youngster Stycie Waweru, this debut feature by writer/director Likarion Wainaina is a genuine, heart-tugging drama about the strongest superpowers of all: imagination and love.

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