Pedro and Rui kiss after a first-anniversary dinner; Pedro drives home, dying en route in a crash. Another pair of lovers, Odete and Alberto, split over her desire to have a child. Pedro ... See full summary »
João Pedro Rodrigues
Ana Cristina de Oliveira,
Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family, whose businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father... See full summary »
Having just been injured in a mugging, Eddy earned the sympathy and attention of his estranged family and gotten back on his feet. The same cannot be said for Ahmed whose life starts ... See full summary »
Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and maimed by a psycho-killer. A conflicted ex-boxer-turned-talent-manager and his business partner and friend, who represent some of the girls, set out to find him before he strikes again.
Billy Dee Williams,
I just saw this film last night at the AFI film fest and it deeply had a profound effect on me. I will enjoy watching it for many years to come and the conversations that it will spark. It features engaging performances by the entire cast about how a modern Nigerian woman is pressured by her family to produce a male heir. Shot in the Igbo language with English subtitles, the film works on many levels including the timing, and pauses. The acting is very natural without melodrama and it feels very believable. Overall, the film was riveting and kept me really engaged.
Shot in about a two-week time period, filmmaker, Chika Anadu soars in her first feature film, which presents a critique and glance on Igbo cultural traditions and discriminatory preferences for males. It's too bad that we won't see new film releases from this filmmaker for a while, as she plans to take a break and make commercials for a bit.
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