Nollywood: Nigerians Get Served First Experimental Film
We are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping all goes well.
Nollywood is about to enter new territory at home and in the disapora.
The film titled ‘A Hotel Called Memory‘ which has no dialogue is premiering in cinemas in Nigeria on November 19.
After winning the audience award for best experimental film at the Black Star Film Festival in Philadelphia, the movie makers are seeking to interest Nigerian audience.
Nigerian filmmakers have constantly said that the local audience are addicted to hilarious dialogue.
Directed by Akin Omotoso, produced by Ego Boyo and written by Branwen Okpako, ‘A Hotel Called Memory’ features Nigerian and South African favorites Nse Ikpe-Etim, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Mmabatho Montsho, Nomzamo Mbatha and Abdi Hussein.
Set and shot on location in three African cities – Cape Town, Lagos, and Zanzibar, the Film follows Lola – played by Nse Ikpe-Etim – who is recently separated from her husband in Lagos.
She decides to go on a journey of self rediscovery in Zanzibar and Cape Town hoping to forget the past but what she sees leaves her craving for more.
The film is tipped to be an Oscar hopeful. Fingers crossed