Kati Kati, a local film by Kenyan filmmaker Mbithi Muasya won the Federation of International Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Discovery Award at the just-concluded Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
“With a generous and poetic tone, not without a degree of anger at personal and political injustice, FIPRESCI is pleased to present the prize in the Discovery programme to an exciting and unique new voice in cinema, Mbithi Masya for his debut feature KATI KATI.”
Kati Kati revolves around a young woman Kaleche (Nyokabi Gethaiga) who without any recollection of what happened before, finds herself in the middle of the wilderness. She makes her way to Kati Kati, a nearby lodge, where she meets a motley crew of residents under the leadership of Thoma.
The film is a Kenyan-German co-production between Ginger Ink and Tom Tykwer andMarie Steinmann’s One Fine Day Films, who received the Honorary Award of the German Film Academy’s First Steps Prize on September 19, 2016. /
Rushlake Media, a German outfit which is a specialist in digital distribution with a focus on African market acquired KATI KATI for world sales early this month.
Kati Kati is also scheduled to screen at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival on October 23.