Ebonylife ‘Fifty’ Shortlisted At The BFI London Film Festival, Gets Lagos Premiere Date

Eryca Freemantle; Nse Ikpe-Etim; Mo Abudu, Executive Producer

Eryca Freemantle; Nse Ikpe-Etim; Mo Abudu, Executive Producer

Nse Ikpe-Etim; Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive Officer, BFI; Mo Abudu, Executive Producer

Nse Ikpe-Etim; Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive Officer, BFI; Mo Abudu, Executive Producer

The British Film Institute (BFI) has unveiled its programme for the 2015 London Film Festival. Festival Director, Clare Stewart, while presenting this year’s selection of films and events said the highly-anticipated Nigerian movie, Fifty, has been shortlisted under the ‘Love Category’.

Directed by Biyi Bandele, and Produced by Mo Abudu, the film stars Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Omoni Oboli and Nse Ikpe-Etim. Fifty is one of 238 fiction and documentary features, including 16 World Premieres, eight International Premieres and 40 European Premieres.

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, the film celebrates the pulse and energy of the fast developing Lagos metropolis and explores the diversities and complexities of its colourful people through the lenses of its women.

Chief Executive Officer of BFI, Amanda Nevill, 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.

It would be premiere on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the Vue 7 Cinema, London, and a special grand Nigeria premiere on the of December 13, 2015 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.



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