Showtime: Friday September 21 at 9:20 pm
74 minutes / Germany, Kenya / English, Kikuyu, Swahili
Not Rated: Admission restricted to persons 18 years of age and older.
Story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.
“From first-time feature filmmaker Likarion Wainaina and co-producer Tom Tykwer comes this honest and inspiring story about the strength of young people in the face of adversity. Obsessed with Jackie Chan and action films, nine-year-old Jo dreams of being a superhero, but time is not on her side. When the doctors reveal that she is terminally ill, Jo leaves the hospital and returns home to be with her mom and sister. While her mom insists that she stays inside and rest, her sister has different plans. With the entire village’s support, they decide to make dreams a reality and turn Jo into the superhero they know she is.” — https://www.tiff.net/films/supa-modo/
“Supa Modo is grounded as a family drama, but it branches out in lovable ways that encourage creativity. The narrative rides a thin line between reality and fantasy – giving audiences double-take surprises – and a last minute sidetrack about the power of film (presented mostly during the film’s back-half) is tender fun.” – Addison Wylie, Wylie Writes
Endearingly bleak, charmingly honest, Supa Modo is not (only) a superhero movie, but it is super, heroic, a treat, even a blessing. – Andrew Robertson, Eye for Films
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