Supa Modo Film

Likarion Wainaina | Kenya/Germany 2017 | 1h14m | English, Swahili and Kikuyu with English subtitles | 12


Inspired by Jackie Chan action films, a young Kenyan girl named Jo, who is battling with a terminal illness, finds escape in a fantasy world. As her health deteriorates she moves out of hospital back home to her family and village. Her sister and community support her in turning her dreams into reality, as she stars in the creation of her own superhero film.

This is the first feature from Kenyan filmmaker Likarion Wainaina, carried by a stunning central performance from young lead actress Stycie Waweru. Winner of the European African Film Festivals Award at the 2018 Zanzibar International Film Festival, Supa Modo is a deeply moving and heart-warming film that acts as a reminder of the importance of imagination, community, family and hope.

Past Showings

Edinburgh / Sun 4 Nov 2018 / 8.15pm
Filmhouse / Book Now