Back for its sixth edition, the NollywoodWeek Paris Film Festival will showcase the best of Nollywood in France from Thursday May 3rd to Sunday May 6th 2018 at the cinema I’Arlequin Movie Theatre (76 rue de Rennes, 75006, Paris). Among the official selection for the festival are the world premieres of Slyvia, Kasala, and The Delivery Boy.
Asides three other productions, Niyi Akinmolayan’s The Wedding Party 2 and Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Potato Potahto have also been selected to screen at the festival. Organised by Okada Media, NollywoodWeek seeks to find a larger audience and a more sustainable distribution. The 4-day event is sponsored by Total, Air France, Angenieux, African Movie Channel, Mairie de Paris, and Com on Cloud. Check out the 2018 line-up below.
The Lost City
A poignant film about a girl’s decision to rise above dark family secrets and culture to live her dreams abroad. While looking for the most unusual answers to troubling questions, she meets the half blind owner of quaint coffee shop that serves the best coffee in the world.
The Delivery Boy
Amir, a young Nigerian terrorist, goes rogue right fore his final mission, in a quest to resolve his heartbreak from a secret romantic affair. Along the way, he join forces with an unlikely comrade leading to an ending that none of them could have predicted.
Tunji, a fast-talking teenager, borrows his no-nonsense uncle’s car and gets his friends Chikodi, Effiong and Abraham to join him on a joyride around the neighbourhood. Things turn sour when they crash the car and only have five hours to raise the required funds to fix the car before Tunji’s uncle gets back.
Richard Okezie decides to leave Sylvia, his lifelong imaginary friend and lover for Gbemi, a flesh-and-blood real woman, but complications arise when Slyvia decides to destroy Richard’s peaceful life.
A divorced couple decide to continue living together but soon realise that the ingenious idea is easier said than done.
Ada Igwe is a highly revered law attorney who has dedicated a substantial part of her law practice on seeking justice against sex offenders, even when the courtroom fails her. However, a dark secret puts her at odds with the very thing she hates most. How will she reconcile her own demons before it’s too late?
The Wedding Party 2
A wealthy Nigerian accidentally proposes to his British girlfriend and has to deal with the cross-cultural consequences and the objections from both families.
Everyone in the Osayande family worries about Isoken. Although she has what appears to have a perfect life – beautiful, successful and surrounded by great family and friends – Isoken is still unmarried at 34 which, in a culture obsessed with marriage, is a huge deal.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies, anime and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.