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Kenya’s ‘Act of Love’ wins best short Film at Luxor African film festival

Kenyan short film “Act of Love” continues its winning streak, securing the coveted title of Best Short Film at the Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt.

Directed by Eric Mwangi and inspired by a true story from scriptwriter Shelly Gitonga, the film has garnered widespread acclaim for its poignant portrayal of post-partum depression.

The film’s director, Eric Mwangi, expressed his gratitude for the award, highlighting how the film’s reception at the festival sparked meaningful discussions and resonated deeply with viewers.

This latest accolade follows closely on the heels of the film’s success at the Mombasa International Film Festival, where it won Best Short Film and Best Scriptwriter awards.

Additionally, “Act of Love” received three nominations at the Women In Film Awards (WIFA).

With a total of 16 festival selections, 13 nominations, and 6 awards to its name, “Act of Love” continues to captivate audiences and garner critical acclaim worldwide.

For those who have yet to experience the emotional journey of “Act of Love,” the film follows Juliana, portrayed by Mwixx Mutinda, as she navigates the harsh realities of life in Nairobi, grappling with love, loss, and the enduring strength of motherhood.

Juliana’s life takes an unexpected turn when she loses her job and is faced with the challenge of finding a new home while preparing for a job interview.

With her landlord demanding overdue rent and her neighbor unavailable to babysit, Juliana must confront the daunting task of balancing her responsibilities as a mother with her pursuit of a better life.

Despite the mounting obstacles, Juliana remains determined to seize the opportunity presented to her, even as she faces the interview with her distressed baby in her arms.

“Act of Love” offers a poignant exploration of motherhood, resilience, and the often hidden struggle of maternal mental health, inviting audiences to embark on an emotional rollercoaster that promises to leave a lasting impact.

For those eager to witness the award-winning film, “Act of Love” is available exclusively worldwide on MyMovies.Africa™.

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