Homecoming [réal: Jim Chuchu]

  • Homecoming [réal: Jim Chuchu]
© Andrew Mungai
Type : Fiction
Original title : A Sun Came [Working Title]
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Short
Running time : 10 (in minutes)

Fantasy, science fiction and infatuation fuse as an obsessed neighbour invents ever-stranger scenarios for wooing the girl of his dreams.
Nothing is quite what it seems as a nerdy voyeur turns fiction into truth and the mundane into the unexpected in his quest to get the proverbial girl next door. Earth is about to be pulverised by a
meteor - or is it? - and it is the ideal opportunity to finally make known his unspoken desires - and be a knight on the proverbial white steed. But a mysterious stranger stands in the way of his
happiness. Will he overcome mass extinction and his own timidity and get the girl? A fun, warm, light-hearted look at obsession and the desire to be seen.

Directed by Jim Chuchu (Nairobi)

Kenya, 2013, Short, Drama

Running Time: 10:30 min
Language: English / Kiswahili; Subtitles: English

Producer - Wanuri Kahui
Producer - Idil Ibrahim

This short is part of The African Metropolis Short Film Project, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut South Africa and South African executive producer Steven Markovitz, with support from Guaranty Trust Bank and the Hubert Bals Fund of International Film Festival Rotterdam.

The short films are set in Lagos (Director: Folasakin Iwajomo), Abidjan (Philippe Lacôte), Dakar (Marie KA), Johannesburg (Vincent Moloi), Cairo (Ahmed Ghoneimy) and Nairobi (Jim Chuchu).

2013 | 38th TIFF, Toronto
* Selection - Contemporary World Cinema
* International Premiere
* Screening: Thursday September 5 / Jackman Hall / 6:00 PM
* Screening: Saturday September 7 / Jackman Hall / 9:00 AM

2013 | 34th DIFF, Durban
* Selection - Section: Short Fiction
* World Premiere
* Screening, followed by Q&A: 20 JULY - 17:00 - MUSGRAVE B
* Panel discussion: 21 July - 09H00 - South Deck Room, 11th floor, Blue Waters Hotel
* Screening, followed by Q&A: 21 JULY - 16:00 - BLUE Waters Hotel
* Sundowner: 21 JULY - 18:00 - Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel, Pooldeck
* Screening, followed by Q&A: 23 JULY - 16:00 - Ohlange School Hall, Inanda


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