Seems like Kenyans might get another Lupita Nyong’o soon.
If they manage to scoop a win.
Kenyan film Kati Kati has been nominated to the 90th Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.
Kati Kati, a Kenyan film on a mythical place in between life and the afterlife, is one of the two entries that the Oscars Selection Committee Kenya received, the other one being Kidnapped, a ﬁlm about a jilted lover’s revenge.
Kati Kati has been directed by Mbithi Masya and a co-production of One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink. At the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, Kati Kati won the Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for the Discovery programme.
Revealing the news, the Oscars Selection Committee Kenya stated that Kati Kati had met the minimum required theatrical release time and a Red Carpet premier event.
The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced by the Academy on 23rd January 2018.
“We ‘ ve come a long way since we did the first reading of the script at ginger ink, and for me, it ‘ s been a phenomenal experience seeing people from not just Kenya but different parts of the world embrace the film,” said the main actor of Kati Kati, Nyokabi Githaiga.
“I think there are beautifully diverse forms of storytelling and I think storytelling is a celebration of cultural diversity. We have a goldmine, as a continent, and we need to celebrate that. So, I only hope we continue to tap into and invest more in this goldmine, and one day the world will see it and celebrate with us too,” she added.
Watch the trailer below: