Award winning Kenyan- Danish production 'Subira' is set to premiere this Friday at the Nyali cinemax Mombasa.
Fans will have an opportunity to interact and take photos with the cast at the red carpet beginning 8pm before the film starts showing at 8:45 pm according to a programme from the organisers.
some of the cast include Brenda Wairimu who stars as subira, Tirath Padam , Nice Githinji, and Melvin Alusa.
Subira which translates to patience in english is about a free-spirited young girl in Lamu who struggles to live out her unique dream of swimming , against local customs and an arranged upper-class marriage.. But does she have the courage to take her dream on, against all odds?.
According to the Director of the film Sippy Chadha, Subira’s story comes from a place of deep personal experience.
The film scooped 5 awards at the 2018 Kalasha film awards including Best feature film(Ravneet Sippy Chadha and Vibeke Muasya), Best Director(Ravneet Sippy Chadha), Best lighting technician (Saul Ogada), Best lead actress in a film( Brenda Wairimu) and Best editing (Roselidah Taabu & Terry Kelly).
The film was first screened as a short film in 2008 and did well Europe. It was also screened in Brussels as part of an African film festival.