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"A Hotel Called Memory": 'This film is a labour of love' – Ego Boyo

Ego Boyo

The film directed by Akin Omotosho is set to make its Nigerian debut at the Lights Camera Africa Film Festival.

Ego Boyo has described her new feature film “A Hotel Called Memory”
as a “labour of love”.

The veteran filmmaker made this statement at
the Lights Camera Africa Film Festival cocktail party on September
17, 2017. Her highly anticipated film will be opening film at this
year’s LCA festival themed ‘Reset’.

I’m so happy that Ugoma is
going to be showing ‘A Hotel Called Memory’ as the opening film
”,
Boyo said.

"A Hotel Called Memory" is directed by award-winning director Akin Omotosho.
It’s been a two year process, labour of love, not quite blood and
tears – it was definitely love,
” she added.

 

The film produced by veteran
Nigerian filmmaker marks her return to the film industry after a
long break.

It’s been a very interesting process, I haven’t made a
film or been part of a feature film in . . . . eight years
”.

The
film recently won the award for Audience Award for Favourite
Experimental Film at the 6th Annual Blackstar Film Festival in
Philadelphia‚ America where it was screened for the first time on
August 6, 2016.

 

The film is a tone poem set in Lagos, Cape Town and
Zanzibar. It tells the story of Lola, who recently separated from
her husband in Lagos, seeks solace in Zanzibar, hoping to forget
and move on with her life.

I want you all to enjoy it. I watched
it and it was so beautiful and lyrical. It moved me to tears and it
just showed me that there’s a great deal of power in silenc
e", the
producer said.

WATCH: Nse Ikpe-Etim, Akin Omotoso in 1st trailer

 

"A Hotel Called Memory" stars Nse Ikpe Etim,
Omotoso, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Nomzamo Mbatha, Abdi Hussein
and
Mmabatho Montsho. The film is scheduled to screen at the 7th
edition of Lights Camera Africa Film Festival, which will kick off
on Friday, September 29, and will end on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at
Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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