Director: Likarion Wainaina
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Jo, a witty 9-year old terminally ill girl is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a Superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni think they can fulfill.
This co-production has won the Award for Best European Children's Film presented by the European Children's Film Association (ECFA). ‘It touches audiences worldwide and opens windows to a world that most of us have never seen before,’ admits one of the producers of this cinematic marvel.
The screening of ‘Supa Modo’ within the framework of RIGA IFF is supported by Goethe-Institut Riga.
Curator's point of view: Possibly the next classic of children’s cinema – about the sense of community and immortality of cinematographic immortalization.