Berlinale 2018: SUPA MODO



Berlinale 2018, Generation Kplus

This drama by Kenyan director Likarion Wainaina, co-produced by Tom Tykwer, will celebrate its world premiere at the section Generation Kplus of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. SUPA MODO is an inspiring story about a young girl dreaming of becoming a Superhero.

Jo, a witty 9-year old girl, loves films and superheroes. Whenever Mike, a local VJ, shows up with action films, she is utterly taken in. After these events she, full of energy, inspires the other kids to imitate scenes they have seen – and it is unquestionable, that Jo always plays the superhero. The kids are in a children’s hospital and the screenings are a welcome change. Jo is terminally ill and one day, her mother Kathryn takes her back to her rural village to spend the rest of her short life with her family. Without her friends from the hospital she drifts off into daydreams of being a real female superhero, a dream which proves to be something, her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, her overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni think, they can fulfill. They all work together to let her last wish come true.

Stycie Waweru is giving a touching debut in the role as Jo. Together with director Likarion Wainaina in SUPA MODO they create a moving picture about the power of imagination, the solacing power of cinema and a community growing together closer in trying to give comfort.