Nollywood double bill spectacular comes to The Corinthian Club
2 November 2017
Africa in Motion Film Festival is Scotland’s major annual celebration of African cinema, and is delighted to return this year to celebrate twelve years of bringing you inspiring, thought-provoking and creative cinema from the African continent. During this year’s programme The Corinthian will play host to a Nollywood Red Carpet Double Bill as the closing event for the festival.
This year as part of a strand focused on Africa’s Lost Classic, AiM will be screening first Nollywood film Living in Bondage and feature the Scottish Premiere of 10 Days In Sun City, a comedy romp from celebrated Nigerian director Adze Ugah. This double bill will be screened in the stylish setting of The Corinthian Club and feature a red-carpet reception, with a glass of prosecco on arrival.
The Scottish Premiere of Adze Ugah’s 10 Days in Sun City, will comprise the first half of the evening, promising raucous laughs. This comedy-drama sees Akpos on another adventure, this time in South Africa with his new girlfriend Bianca. Bianca is a campus beauty queen, who with Akpos’ support, suddenly hits the big time. Akpos latches on to her as she rises to fame, and the pair travel to Sun City in South Africa for a beauty pageant. Chaos ensues when an official sponsor of the pageant takes a fancy to the beauty queen.
Nigerian thriller, Living in Bondage, is a pioneering Nollywood classic and the first hugely successful film of the genre. It follows a couple, Andy and Merit Okeke, troubled by several obstacles in their marriage and after Merit loses her job, Andy turns to a satanic cult in an attempt to obtain wealth by any means possible. The film introduced many of the staple themes of Nollywood that still recur today; aspirations for wealth, romantic troubles and the supernatural and occult.
This fantastic double bill will be an unmissable evening of entertainment for all fans of Nollywood, bringing together a classic of the genre and a premiere from one of Nigeria’s best comedy directors.
Source: Press Release