"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

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Critic Reviews (6)

6.5
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  1. Positive: 4 Out of 6
  1. Mixed: 2 Out of 6
  1. Negative: 0 Out of 6
Critical Consensus: Good.
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Roger Ebert

09 May 2018
7.0
"Movies that become causes aren't always worthwhile, but "Rafiki," aided by its excellent lead performers, gets most of its major notes right, avoiding sanctimony and sentimentality." ...
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CineVue

10 May 2018
6.0
"While Kahiu’s film may have its flaws, there is no denying the power and passion poured into the project. It would take a callous heart not to fall for the charms of the leads, and the urgency of the story." ...
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EyeForFilm.co.uk

11 May 2018
8.0
"Rafiki (which means friend) benefits from the chemistry between the two leads as well as an unpretentious and courageous approach to a subject that incredibly remains volatile and hostile in Kenya. Wanuri Kahiu’s courageous directorial approach de ...
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Sordid Cinema

09 May 2018
6.0
"Rafiki is a great example that cinema has the potential to change people’s perceptions about the world. Sadly, this film won’t change anyone’s perceptions about cinematic technique in the process." ...
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The Hollywood News

09 May 2018
9.0
" Kahiu’s film wastes no time in setting up proceedings, and if there were initial fears that the narrative would take us on a well-trodden journey, those are dispelled as soon as the upbeat, multi-coloured introduction sequence plays out before yo ...
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The Up Coming

09 May 2018
8.0
"Rafiki is a colourful and deeply powerful statement both in the film itself as a piece of cinema and in the historical context surrounding it." ...

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Cast:

Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha, Jimmy Gathu, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi, Patricia Kihoro, Neville Misati, Dennis Musyoka, Nini Wacera

Release Date(s):

May 9, 2018

Executive Producer(s):

Tim Headington

Cinematography:

Christopher Wessels

Screenplay:

Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna Bass

Editor:

Isabelle Dedieu, Ronelle Loots

Production Manager:

Kate Mumbua

Production Designer:

Arya Lalloo

Sound:

Frédéric Salles

Production Company:

Ape&Bjørn, Big World Cinema, MPM Film, Razor Film Produktion GmbH, Rinkel Film, Schortcut Films

Language:

Swahili, English

Runtime:

83 minutes

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