The success of the "Lupin" series on Netflix is reviving public interest in Maurice Leblanc's novels about the gentleman burglar. "The book that we see very regularly in the hands of Omar Sy and his son in the series is already out of print," says the manager of a bookshop on the outskirts of Paris.
Set in Lagos, Nigeria Eyimofe (This is My Desire) follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores. A passport, photos and a visa form recurring elements. The characters’ misfortunes are part of their everyday life and they are sketching out the need to leave Nigeria at the same time. At the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, status, money, gender, skin colour and family structures are inextricably connected. The longing for another life is but one thread in this complex mesh, a promise that floats above things at once near and far away. #EYIMOFE
In the United States, a French film has found itself at the centre of controversy over the hyper-sexualisation of young girls. It's called "Cuties," or "Mignonnes" in French, and the irony is that it's being accused of the very thing the film is trying to criticise, according to its director. The backlash has prompted an online campaign to "Cancel Netflix," its distributor in the United States. We tell you more.
A French movie called "Mignonnes" ("Cuties") that arrived on Netflix this week has been met with controversy. Critics of the film say it sexualizes young women, while many argue that the initial marketing of the film didn't do it justice. In other news, big tech names have announced major changes to their platforms. The efforts by Google, Twitter and Facebook aim to avoid misinformation before the upcoming elections in the US.
Since 2015, when Kunle Afolayan’s October 1st was onboarded to Netflix, more and more Nigerian films have made their way to the platform. This has become more frequent in recent months. And also, during this pandemic period, one of the things that have kept Millions sane over time is streaming giant – Netflix. So we bring to you the top 10 Nollywood films on Netflix.