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Fasegha’s two weeks in Lagos shows at Cannes Film Festival

Beverly Naya


Award-winning writer and director, Kathryn Fasegha’s 2 Weeks in Lagos, is one of the films that made the ongoing Cannes Film Festival in France. The movie, which is an unusual love story set in Lagos, features prominent Nollywood actors such as, Mawuli Gavor, Beverly Naya, Joke Silva, Jide Kosoko, Toyin Abraham, Shaffy Bello and Tina Mba.

The movie captures the excitement and vibrancy of everyday life in Lagos, and reflects the complexity of the city, where anything is possible in two weeks.

Fasegha, who was enthusiastic about the privilege to showcase her flick at the film festival, said, “it’s not just about directing a movie, it is also about seeing my movie placed at one of the biggest film platforms in the world.”

The Canada-based filmmaker added that the film festival, which opened on May 14 and ends May 25, is one where movies from different parts of the world are showcased to promote filmmaking, and so, she is grateful to everyone who contributed to bringing the movie to life, including the cast and crew. 2 Weeks In Lagos’ first screening at the Cannes Film Festival was on Friday, May 17. A worldwide screening will follow immediately.

It is a captivating, turbulent and thrilling journey into the love affair of Ejikeme (Mawuli Gavor) and Lola (Beverly Naya). Their paths cross when Ejikeme, an investment banker comes home from the United States to invest. It is love at first sight for them and as they embark on a journey of discovering this new love, they must contend with the sinister motives of Ejikeme’s mother, who is planning a marriage between him and the only daughter of Otunba Ayodeji, a political juggernaut. Ayodeji, in fact, is considering Ejikeme’s father as his running mate for the Presidency. His mother’s actions create a rift between Ejikeme and Lola that puts their families on a deadly collision course.Actors Beverly Naya, Mawuli Gavor and Joke Silva are in France for the premiere.

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