Nigeria’s Francesca Tilley-Gyado Shortlisted For Cannes’s “Short Film” Competition
A short film by Nigerian filmmaker Francesca Tilley-Gyado will be shown at the prestigious Short Film Corner at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival scheduled to be held from 14 to 25 May 2019
Francesca Tilley- Gyado’s participation is of great national importance to Nigeria, and shows the successful emergence of Nigeria on the world stage especially for young black storytellers, artists and entrepreneurs.
The film follows the story of a revolutionary, Nikhil Alvarez and his daughter, Salome who take the audience on a painful moment as they relive haunting memories during the times of the ”Dirty War’ (The Process of National Reorganization) of Argentina’s military dictatorship.
Telling the tale from the Nigerian-born’s years in South America, her film explores reconciliation forgiveness, wars, relationship and time.
‘The Years The Locust Ate’ will be screened on May 23 at 1 pm at Palais H at the Festival.
‘The Years The Locust Ate’ is supported by The Guardian and Guardian Life.