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‘La Femme Anjola,’ A Film By Mildred Okwo, Will Premiere In New York

‘La Femme Anjola,’ A Film By Mildred Okwo, Will Premiere In New York 

The crime thriller directed by Mildred Okwo will premiere in the United States at the MCC Theatre in New York.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

‘La Femme Anjola,’ a 2021 film from the Audrey Silva Company, is getting ready for a New York premiere ahead of its online distribution.

According to confirmed reports, the film will premiere on November 21, 2021 at New York’s famed MCC Theatre, following a collaboration between the off-Broadway theatrical company and the African Film Festival New York.

The film, directed by Tunde Babalola and starring Rita Dominic in her AMAA-nominated portrayal as Anjola, tells the story of a young Lagos investment banker whose life is turned upside down when he falls in love with the wife of a mobster. Nonso Bassey, Ego Boyo, Femi Jacobs, and Mumbi Maina also star in ‘La Femme Anjola.’

‘La Femme Anjola,’ co-produced by Okwo and Dominic, debuted to positive acclaim in Nigerian theatres in March and is planned to create a self-funded streaming network by November 25, 2021, a commendable step considered as the first of its type in Nollywood.

Speaking on the film, director Mildred Okwo shared: “As a filmmaker, I am drawn to telling stories that capture the essence of my observations and La Femme Anjola, is one of such films. With this project, I had the opportunity to present a classic noir tale with a distinctively African twist; one that speaks for the times as it chronicles the journey of a young middle-class man who is simply a product of today’s Nigeria. In many ways, his story is the story of a modern-day Nigerian.”

‘La Femme Anjola’ received four AMAA nominations lately, including Best Actress and Best Actor.

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