2 Nollywood Movies Selected For The 2016 Joburg Film Festival
The 2016 Joburg Film festival has selected two Nigerian movies to be screened at the festival The festival will hold from October 28 to November 5, 2016
The two movies to be screened at the Joburg Film Festival include Izu OJukwu’s “76” and Kemi Adetiba’s “The Wedding Party
“76” was produced by Adonaija Owiriwa & Izu Ojukwu, and directed by Ojukwu, “76” is told from two points ofview: that of a young pregnant woman, and also that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed.
Six years after the civil war, a young officer from the middle belt gets entangled in a romantic relationship with a beautiful O-Level student from the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.
Their budding romance was almost ruptured by endless military postings. Now heavily pregnant her walls came crumbling when the news of her husband’s involvement in a botched coup attempt hits the headlines.
“76” premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and had its European premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival. The movie has also been announced as the official closing film for the 2016 Africa International Film Festival on Friday, November, 18, 2016.
“The Wedding Party” Synopsis
The plot is set in Lagos, Nigeria, “The Wedding Party” is a tale of the complexity of love. It is the story of Dunni Coker, a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie. The couple took a vow of chastity and is looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple.
Between matchmaking attempts on the bridal train, a wedding planner on a mission to succeed, the unruly behaviour of some ‘village’ guests and the groom’s ex-girlfriends looking to make their mark, it is clear the Wedding Party will be the talk of the town.
The star studded comedy film will premiere in Nigeria on November 26, 2016, at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
“The Wedding Party” also screened at the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival as a selection of the Spotlight City to City programme.