The film ‘La Femme Anjola’ is gearing up for a New York premiere ahead of its online release.
According to reports, the film will screen at the prestigious MCC Theatre in New York on November 21, 2021 following a collaboration between the off-Broadway theater company and the African Film Festival New York.
Starring Rita Dominic in her AMAA nominated role as Anjola, the film written by Tunde Babalola follows the story of a young Lagos investment banker whose life is upended when he falls in love with the wife of a gangster.
‘La Femme Anjola’ also stars AMAA nominee Nonso Bassey, Ego Boyo, Femi Jacobs and Mumbi Maina.
Co-produced by Okwo and Dominic, ‘La Femme Anjola’ premiered to impressive reviews in Nigerian cinemas back in March and is set to champion a self-sponsored streaming platform launch by November 25, 2021.
Speaking on the film, director Mildred Okwo shared: “As a filmmaker, I am drawn to telling stories that capture the essence of my observations and La Femme Anjola, is one of such films.
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 simply a product of today’s Nigeria.
In many ways, his story is the story of a modern-day Nigerian.
‘La Femme Anjola’ recently scooped four AMAA nominations including the Best Actress and Best Actor categories.
‘La Femme Anjola’ set to premier in New York’s MCC Theatre