Written by Chris Keane
|Thursday, 21 October 2010 16:29
Director: Caroline Kamya
Cast: Rehema Nanfuka
Three people, three stories, just one day. What a dreadful telling of an eventful day this is.
In Imani, we accompany three people in Uganda for a day: a maid, an orphan being reunited with his family, and a street-dance project. The screenplay, written by Agnes Kamya the director's sister, feels very amateurish. Just when you think some tension is building, it is deflated in a second. It would have been better to maybe tell two stories, and at least link them in some way.
There is simply too much going on, and not really anything happening at all, whatsoever. This isn't to say the actors do a poor job. There are some solid performances, moments of good cinematography, and a fairly rich soundtrack of many different genres of local music, but there is only so much that strong performances and technical niceties can do for a film.
82 minutes of boredom.