Mildred Okwo’s ‘La Femme Anjola’ set for New York premiere


The Audrey Silva Company’s 2021 film, ‘La Femme Anjola’ is gearing up for a New York premiere ahead of its online release.

According to confirmed 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, a laudable move regarded as the first of its kind in Nollywood.

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.

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