Scene from "Kati Kati"

Kenyan film “Kati Kati” from film director Mbithi Masya is set to make its foray onto Netflix’s Kenyan film catalogue on Friday, February 3.

The film which originally premiered in 2016 revolves around Kaleche, a young amnesiac, who wakes up in the middle of the wilderness not knowing how she got there. She makes her way to Kati Kati, a nearby lodge, where she meets a motley crew of residents under the leadership of Thoma. As Kaleche strikes up a quick and intense friendship with him, she discovers that there’s a lot more to Thoma and the mysterious Kati Kati.

In addition to receiving critical acclaim abroad where it debuted at several film festivals, it also won several awards including but not limited to The Filmpris (Film Prize) at the 19th CinemAfrica Film Festival in Stockholm, 2017, The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for the Discovery programme at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and Voted Best Film (East Africa) award at the 2017 Africa Movie Viewers Choice Awards. Furthermore, the film was also Kenya’s Official Selection for the 2017 Oscars.

Reacting to the news, Mbithi Masya said, “...Feels like we made this a lifetime ago. Still super proud and grateful to everyone who played a part in bringing it to the screen.”

The film stars Nyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora and Paul Ogola.

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