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Dec 07, 2022

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About the film

Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.




1h 21m




Wanuri Kahiu


Patricia Kihoro, Githae Njogu, Samantha Mugatsia, Hellen Aura, Vitalis Waweru, Jimmi Gathu, Dennis Musyoka, Patricia Amira, Charlie Karumi, Sheila Munyiva, Muthoni Gathecha, Nice Githinji, Nini Wacera, Neville Misati

Awards & recognition

AFI Fest 2018

Nominee Audience Award New Auteurs

Cannes Film Festival 2018

Nominee Queer Palm

Cannes Film Festival 2018

Nominee Un Certain Regard Award

NewFest: New York's LGBT Film Festival 2018

Winner Audience Award

What people are saying

The actors are vivid, in particular Mugatsia. She makes us want Kena to have a great life and to believe that against daunting odds, she definitely has a shot.

Amy Taubin

Sight & Sound

a sweet and bitter story of two Kenyan women who fall in love, owes a debt to Dee Rees’s “Pariah” as it maintains its own tough-minded integrity.

Manohla Dargis

The New York Times

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