EbonyLife Films today released the official trailer for its highly acclaimed feature film, Fifty. The movie stars Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Omoni Oboli and Nse Ikpe-Etim. Fifty is directed by Biyi Bandele and Executively Produced by Mo Abudu.
The trailer is a sneak peek into this tender but unflinching exploration of love and lust, power and rivalry, life and loss in twenty-first century Lagos. The four lead characters, six-inch heels, partying hard and loving strong, with courage and fortitude, navigate life’s unending curveballs.
Earlier in the week, The British Film Institute (BFI) unveiled the programme for the 2015 London Film Festival. Clare Stewart, Festival Director, presented this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events including Fifty, which has been selected under the ‘Love Category’. Fifty is the only Nigerian title and one of five African titles to screen at the Festival.
The production is Mo Abudu’s quest to showcase African women coming of age, loaded with increasingly similar aspirations and dilemmas faced by their contemporaries everywhere, while yet navigating unresolved traditions and obligations.
Set in Lagos, a city of disproportionate and breathtaking contrasts, Fifty celebrates the pulse and energy of this fast developing metropolis and explores the diversities and complexities of its colourful people through the lenses of its women.
Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive Officer, BFI during her opening remarks declared this year’s festival theme as “The Year of the Strong Woman”; a fitting theme for FIFTY, a riveting exploration of love and lust, power and rivalry, seduction and infidelity.
Mo Abudu, Biyi Bandele, and one of the movie’s lead cast members, Nse Ikpe-Etim, were all present at BFI’s announcement.
FIFTY will have its Festival premiere on Saturday, 17th October 2015, at the Vue 7 Cinema, London, and a special grand Nigerian premiere on the 13th of December 2015at The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.