Titled Something Necessary, the film is directed by Kenyan filmmaker, Judy Kibinge, and produced by German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola, Run, Perfume) via his film production company, One Fine Day Films, which he co-founded in 2008 with his girlfriend/partner, Marie Steinmann, with the goal being to promote and support filmmaking for aspiring filmmakers in Nairobi (Kenya), with Nairobi-based producing partners Ginger Ink.
S&A has covered every film that’s been developed under the One Fine Day Films banner – Soul Boy, from director Hawa Essuman; and, most recently, the crime drama titled Nairobi Half Life, from director David Tosh Gitonga.
The company’s 3rd feature film project – Something Necessary – made its world premiere at Rotterdam last month.
From a screenplay written by Mungai Kiroga and JC Niala, the synopsis for Something Necessary reads:
SOMETHING NECESSARY is an intimate moment in the life of Anne, a woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya after the 2007 elections claiming the life of her husband, the health of her son and leaving her home on an isolated farm in the Kenyan countryside in ruins. Once a nurse, with a solid career and loving family, she now has nothing but her resolve to rebuild her life left. Joseph, a troubled young gang member who participated in the countrywide violence is drawn to Anne and her farm seemingly in search of redemption. Both he and Anne need something that only the other can give to allow them to shed the painful memories of their past and move on – but will either of them find it?
Following its Rotterdam premiere last month, the film has been made available online for audiences to watch for FREE via Mubi.com.
BUT, it’s for only one-day only! And that day is TODAY! So, if you’d like to see the film, head over to Mubi.com right now (or sometime today) and watch it in full, for FREE! I hope one of us will be able to, so that we can review it.
No word yet on where the film will screen next.
Here’s its trailer. After watching it, click HERE to watch the film in full: