Through a potent but dangerous combination of juju and technology, three scientist witches Rain, Philo and Coco create magical wigs that grant them untold supernatural powers. But power corrupts and Rain, the leader, finds herself in a confrontation with her friends. She must stop them before they destroy the entire nation.
Based on Hello, Moto, an afrofututuristic short story by World Fantasy, Nebula and Hugo award winner Nnedi Okorafor, Hello, Rain was presented in Official selection at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and won the Jury Special Mention at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.
“The jury was impressed by this audacious deep dive into an individualistic and decadent world, in which a filmmaker could achieve such a bold and spiritually fuelled universe where vibrant art direction reigns supreme and nothing is off limits.”
– Jury statement, Fantasia Film Festival
“A wild ride of sorcery, science, sisterhood and supervillainy /…/ is brought to eye-popping life by Nigeria’s rebel with a cause, C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi, director of O-Town and Ojuju.”
– Rupert Bottenberg
13. 4. / 23:30 / SLOVENIAN CINEMATHEQUE
C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi, Nigeria, 2018, DCP, 2.35, colour, 30′, in English
cast Keira Hewatch, Tunde Aladese, Ogee Nelson
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