‘La Femme Anjola’ sets to premiere in New York


‘La Femme Anjola’ (LFA), Mildred Okwo’s 2021 crime thriller, is due for a North American premiere on November 21.

Directed by Okwo and written by Tunde Babalola, the movie had premiered in Nigeria in March 2021.

LFA tells the story of a young Lagos investment banker whose life is upended when he falls in love with the wife of a gangster.

The film stars Rita Dominic, Nonso Bassey, Mumbi Maina, and Femi Jacobs.

Its screening is to hold at the MCC Theater in a collaboration between the African Film Festival and MCC Theater.

This first-of-its-kind event precedes global streaming of the film between November 25 and 28.

Speaking about the film, which recently got four Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nominations, Okwo said: “As a filmmaker, I am drawn to telling stories that capture the essence of my observations.

“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 a product of today’s Nigeria.”

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