Veve is a Kenyan movie about love and politics. The movie was being screened at National Theatre with free entry and all this was organised by Uganda Film Club. It began at 7:30pm and by the start, film lovers were already trickling in steadily.
The movie was slow paced but with a captivating storyline that kept unfolding unimaginably kept everyone at the edge of their seats. The movie ran for close to two and a half hours and by the end, everyone was impressed by the great casting and generally unique movie. The majority of the attendance was comprising of Ugandan and foreign film lovers.
When the movie ended, Moses Serugo and Nkakalukanyi of Uganda Film Club gave speeches and thanked everyone for attending the screening. The Uganda Film Club is to do more movie screenings at the National Theatre every week so watch out for more details on screening times and dates.
Below is the movie storyline in short detail;
Veve follows the lives of multiple characters trying to find themselves in a world of political intrigue, revenge, love and longings for success complemented by the background of the thriving yet unregulated Veve business. Amos, an ambitious politician, is running for another term as Maua MP whilst facing his opponent Wadu in the extension of his Veveempire. His wife Esther discovers the true nature of his affairs and seeks solace in Kenzo, a conflicted young man out to seek vengeance for his father’s death.
Sammy, Amos’ right hand man has to choose between being loyal to his work and being a caring father to his 12-year-old son Kago. Maua’s Veve Farmers want to farm a union to force Amos to pay decent prices for their Veve. Clint, a hedonistic wannabe documentary filmmaker meddles to far, blind of the dangers he is putting himself and others into. All are in search of purpose not knowing, that their destinies are entwined in more ways than they imagine.