Something Necessary

Director: Judy Kibinge

Kenya/Germany In Swahili with English subtitles
Not rated, 85 min.

Show Times
Friday, April 11, 5:30 PM
Saturday, April 12, 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 17, 7:00 PM

Directed by acclaimed Kenyan filmmaker Judy Kibinge and produced by German auteur Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, Cloud Atlas), Something Necessary is the latest Kenyan-German collaboration from Tykwer’s One Fine Day Films. The film, featured at this fall’s TIFF, chronicles an encounter in the lives of two people haunted by traumatic memories from their pasts. Anne is struggling to rebuild her life in the wake of the violence that swept through Kenya after the 2007 elections. Joseph, a troubled gang member complicit in the post-election violence, is drawn to Anne in search of redemption. A brave and challenging look into the interior lives of those affected by violence, Something Necessary complicates the line between victim and perpetrator as both strive to find social justice and personal healing.

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