Richard Mowe

Critic

UK

Richard Mowe is an arts and features journalist based in Edinburgh, London and Paris. He contributes to newspapers, radio, web-based media and television, mainly on cultural affairs and the entertainment and film worlds. He is the founder and director of the French Film Festival UK and a co-director of the Italian Film Festival. He is a recipient of the French honour Officier dans l’ordre des arts et des lettres.

Rafiki

Date: 12 May 2018 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
Banned on its home ground because according to the authorities “it promotes homosexuality,” the first Kenyan film to be chosen for the Cannes official selection is a touching and brave portrayal of the relationship between two young women from the same Nairobi housing estate. Based on a prize-wining story by Ugandan writer Monica Arac de Nyeko, the film depicts the blossoming and intoxicating affair between Kena and Ziki which blinds them ...