New EbonyLife Movie To Premiere At TIFF 2017
EbonyLife Films is returning to the Toronto International Film Festival this year with a romantic comedy.
Following a successful outing at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016, the Nigerian film industry is returning to the festival with "The Royal Hibiscus Hotel."
The movie is directed by Ishaya Bako, who directed the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award winning film, "Road to Yesterday."
"The Royal Hibiscus Hotel" stars Zainab Balogun, Deyemi Okanlawon, Kenneth Okolie, Akah Nnani and Kemi Lala Akindoju.
The movie which is set in Nigeria, tells the tale of couple that run a charming but run-down boutique-hotel in a little town.
In desperation, the husband, Segun, decides to sell the hotel without his wife’s knowledge.
His intention is to help settle their debts while their daughter also fights to save the hotel from being replaced by a shopping mall.
The movie is the second EbonyLife film to have its world premiere at TIFF.
In 2016, "The Wedding Party," - a collaboration between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Koga and Inkbot - was among the 8 Nollywood films selected for screening at the TIFF as part of its City to City program.
No release date has been announced for "The Royal Hibiscus Hotel" in Nigeria.