09.11.2023, 17:00, Maxx 2
EN UT + Q&A
11.11.2023, 20:30, Kino Cameo
EN UT + Q&A
The younger generation of Nigerian filmmakers has grown up with Nollywood, the mainstream film industry based in Lagos. But these young directors aim to make films that are more diverse and complex than typical Nollywood movies. This programme offers a fresh take on classic African themes, demonstrating what makes young Nigerian cinema unique. Ancient spiritual powers meet contemporary life in Nigeria.
Sonia Irabor/Tobi Onabolu / Nigeria 2022 / 7'6" / DCP / colour / English / Exp
In the aftermath of the fatal End SARS protests in Nigeria, amidst the Covid pandemic and persistent social justice campaigning, «Àlááfíà Ni» follows the spirit of Euphoria, dancing through Lagos during the city’s golden hours.
Aje and Bruja
Nosa Igbinedion / Nigeria 2022 / 12'38" / DCP / colour / English / Fic
«Aje and Bruja» is a supernatural thriller set in Lagos, Nigeria, in which two women who wield the ancient African spiritual power of the «Aje» (Powerful Mothers) go on an avenging mission.
I Am an Easy One to Forget
Sonia Irabor / Nigeria 2021 / 10'13" / DCP / colour / English / Fic
Sequestered in her room for days without sleep or contact with the outside world, «the girl» finds herself slipping between her listless reality and her chaotic illusions, which are now beginning to feel just as familiar.
The Nightmare on Broadstreet
Ayo Lawson/Femi Johnson / Nigeria 2021 / 11'11" / DCP / colour / English / Fic
This is a supernatural thriller about five friends who meet up at a museum in Freedom Park on Broadstreet to hang out and take in the sights but become the targets of a masquerade that is the personification of the darkness of mankind. The film is a suspense-filled story of friendship and survival. It explores the darkness and character flaws in humans, using literal light and darkness as motifs.
Akinola Davies Jr / Nigeria/United Kingdom 2020 / 18'27" / DCP / colour / English / Fic
An eight-year-old girl with an ability to sense danger gets ejected from Sunday school service. She unwittingly witnesses the underbelly of a megachurch in Lagos.
Lakin Ogunbanwo / Nigeria 2020 / 4'58" / DCP / colour / Yoruba / Fic
«Ojo-Aiku» is a filmic journey through Lagos, Nigeria, on a Sunday, exploring the contrasting perspectives on the day's significance for a boy and his father.
Michael Omonua / Nigeria 2021 / 14'30" / DCP / colour / English / Fic
How do you stage a miracle healing? Boundaries dissolve between church and theatre, faith and credibility.