The Cannes Film Festival starting today till the 25th of May 2019 will host filmmakers and film lovers from different countries around the world.
This year, new movie – “Two Weeks in Lagos” – directed by award-winning filmmaker Kathryn Fasega and written by Victoria Thomas is set to show for the first time at the prestigious film festival.
The movie will premiere under the business platform dedicated to Pan-African film industry professionals, Pavillion Afrique, at Marché du Film on Friday 17 May, 2019.
The movie features prominent Nigerian actors like Joke Silva, Jide Kosoko, Beverly Naya, Toyin Abraham, Shaffy Bello, Fathia Williams, Mawuli Gavor, Tina Mba and many others.
“Two Weeks in Lagos” is a captivating, turbulent and thrilling journey into the Love affair of Ejikeme (Mawuli Gavor) and Lola (Beverly Naya). Their lives collide when Ejikeme an investment banker comes home from the United States to invest in Nigerian businesses. It is love at first sight for them and as they embark on a journey of discovering this new love, they have to contend with the political ambitions of Ejikeme’s mother who is planning a marriage between him and the only daughter of Otunba Ayodeji, a political juggernaut who is considering Ejikeme’s father as his running mate for the Nigerian Presidency. His mother’s actions create a rift between Ejikeme and Lola that puts their families on a deadly collision course.”
It was shot in both Lagos and Edinburgh.