“Rafiki” has just been banned by authorities in Kenya, where homosexuality is illegal. Adapted from “Jambula Tree,” a short story by Uganda’s Monica Arac de Nyeko, the film tells the story of two teenage girls whose developing romance puts them at odds with their families and community.
Météore Films will release “Rafiki” in France. Andrei Kamarowsky, who heads up Orange Studio’s international sales division with Emilie Serres, said “Rafiki” would be the first Kenyan movie to be presented at Cannes.
Orange Studio has also acquired international sales rights to “To the Ends of the World,