08.11.2023, 20:00, Kino Cameo
EN UT + Q&A
10.11.2023, 19:30, Maxx 3
EN UT + Q&A
12.11.2023, 16:00, Maxx 5
EN UT + Q&A
This programme showcases five films from Nigeria that explore two powerful themes: love and war. Through captivating storytelling, Love & War blurs the lines between the two extremes, creating a compelling duality and posing challenging existential questions that aren't easily answered. The shorts highlight Nigerians’ resilience amidst multiple dualities and the universal strength of love amidst hardships.
Muyiwa Awosika / Nigeria 2023 / 17'2" / DCP / colour / English / Fic
Amidst Nigeria's dry season, two recruits plan to escape their boot camp's harsh training. But fate strikes as the camp's water source dries up, leaving them stranded. With the only jeep gone for help, eerie isolation sets in, forcing them to ration water and confront their own demons. Survival is a battle of body and mind.
A Quiet Monday
Dika Ofoma / Nigeria 2023 / 22' / DCP / colour / English / Fic
When the leader of a secessionist group in south-eastern Nigeria is jailed, his loyalists mandate a compulsory «sit-at-home» on Mondays in protest. Siblings Kamnonu and Ogbonna face danger when they defy the Monday restrictions.
Do You See Me
Walé Oyéjidé / Nigeria 2023 / 6'30" / DCP / colour / English / Fic
While wrestling with the loss of a loved one, a boy finds solace in waking dreams.
You Matter to Me
Immaculata Abba / Nigeria 2022 / 10'45" / DCP / colour / English / Doc/Exp
A meditation on my parents’ engagement with their community through everyday rituals around food, music, religion, work, and play. It is accompanied by interviews with my parents, and a lyric essay on the tensions and grief from which Nigerians’ joy still blooms. Sonically, it is situated at home – casual banter with my parents and piano soundtracks reminiscent of Nollywood dramas from the 2000s.
Ewoma Great Oro/Olamide Akinjare / Nigeria 2023 / 15'45" / DCP / colour/black & white / English / Exp
In the surreal realm of «Memory XX», a captivating romantic tale unfolds. A relationship, once vibrant and full of promise, is now confined to the recesses of memory. As the film explores the depths of recollection, the partner who remained behind embarks on a journey of introspection.
A Study on Love
Olayinka Eno Babalola / Nigeria 2023 / 3'48" / DCP / colour/black & white / English / Exp/Doc
«A Study on Love» is an experimental documentary art piece that explores the topic of love in an elementary fashion.