Zoe Tamara

Critic

UK

Zoe Tamara is a contributor for theupcoming.co.uk

Rafiki

Date: 12 May 2018 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
What a triumph for Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu. As the first nomination at Cannes for the East African nation, 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. Banned in its home country, the Un Certain Regard contender is a stunning expression of love: its tenderness, its pains and its ability to triumph over even the most oppressive circumstances. ...