Movie lovers believe Kujus movie will do well in the Nigerian market
Fans of Nollywood movies are in for a fascinating trip to the historic town of Badagry, Lagos, through the eyes of The Kuju siblings in TMPL Motion Pictures first cinema release, Introducing The Kujus (ITK). The blockbuster movie, which is distributed by FilmOne goes to the theatres across Nigeria from Friday, November 27. ITK is one of the latest flicks expected to bring back the sparks and excitement to Nigerian cinema after the long COVID-19 induced industry shutdown.
Film show: Behind the scenes at a Paris film shoot under lockdown
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the latest film news, including a report on location at a film shoot in Paris that's under strict sanitary restrictions and a review of the British film "Only You" that she says everyone will like.
New film depicts struggles of Iranian activist Nasrin Sotoudeh
Nasrin Sotoudeh is a women's rights attorney and winner of the prestigious Sakharov Prize. Over the years, she has become a voice for the voiceless, representing children, Iran's persecuted minority communities, as well as leading opponents of the death penalty. Back in 2019, the jailed 57-year-old was sentenced again, for defending women who had removed their hijabs. Last week, she was temporarily released on furlough to receive medical treatment. All that and more has been depicted in a new film, "Nasrin". We speak to Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross, who are behind the four-year project.
Film show: Lights, camera, shutdown
Film critic Lisa Nesselson talks to Eve Jackson about the ongoing challenges for the film industry amid more lockdowns. They also discuss the viewing options available at this time, including 14 debut films by French and French-Canadian directors who went on to have noteworthy careers, which are being spotlighted on France's leading public television channels France 2 and France 3. Finally, they tell us about the restoration of French New Wave classic "Breathless" from Jean-Luc Godard, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary.