This year’s Wisconsin Film Festival will feature up-and-coming Kenyan drama, Kati Kati.
In the film, Kaleche wakes up in Kenya’s grasslands with no memory of who she is, or how she got there. Dressed in a hospital gown, she stumbles upon a sun-dappled resort, where a group of strangers inform her that she has died. As Kaleche acclimates to the afterlife, she warms up to Thoma, a charismatic ringleader who helps her recall her earthly life. Their relationship triggers an ominous connection between their present and past lives, and Kati Kati begins to look more like purgatory than paradise.
The film will be screened at Sundance Cinema 5 on Friday, March 31st at 8:45PM and Thursday, April 6th at 2:15PM. Tickets are available for purchase at the Wisconsin Film Festival website. The April 6th showing will be followed by a panel discussion led by Matt Brown and Katrina Thompson of the Department of African Cultural Studies.