Kenyan Film Subira has been selected to be in competition at the Durban International Film Festival.
The film premiered on the 29th of November 2018 and had been anticipated to be one of the biggest films ever.
After its launch, the film bagged 13 nominations in the prestigious Kalasha Awards. Some of which are: best lead actress/actor, best supporting actress/actor.
Subira tells the story of a young girl who is determined to live her dream of being a swimmer against the odds of restrictive local customs and a looming arranged marriage to an upper class family.
The Film is still winning and it’s selection for this International competition counts as a major milestone in the Kenya film making industry.
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is an annual film festival that takes place in Durban, South Africa.
It is believed to be the oldest and largest film festival in Africa and presents over 200 screenings celebrating the best in South African, African and international cinema.
Most of the screenings are either African or South African premieres.The festival offers many competition sections and some of the prizes have cash attached.
The Subira Film was Edited in Kenya and Hollywood by Rose Taabu of XYZ and Terry Kelly (Homeland series editor)
The main characters include Brenda Wairimu, Nice Githinji, Wambui Gitobu among other actors and actresses.
The film is by a Kenyan-Indian director Sippy Chadha and is based on her 2008 short film of the same name.