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The Lost Okoroshi Co-Writer discusses Storytelling and Masquerades Part 1

Who’s looking forward to catching The Lost Okoroshi soon? For years, a good number of film lovers in Nigeria have continually asked for two things: increased global acclaim for our movies and artistic expressions beyond lighthearted fare. The Lost Okoroshi provided both. The impressive BFI London Film Festival 2019 selection was followed by its viral trailer that easily communicated its premise: a regular city jobber wakes up one morning garbed as a Traditional Igbo masquerade and must survive. That wasn’t all that stood out. There was the trademark surrealism of Director Abba Makama, the grittiness that spoke to the soul of the typical Nigerian city and the artistic sensibility obvious through the music, mood and colour scheme. The minds behind the scripts are Director Abba Makama and critically acclaimed screenwriter Africa Ukoh. This same duo was behind Green White Green, a coming of age satirical comedy that screened at the Toronto International…

Dami Orimogunje reveals his favourite films

With films like Family, Mo and Losing my Religion, Dami Orimogunje has shown his fine taste in cinema, referencing obvious influences in his personal project from a diverse appreciation of global cinema. When Filmkaku spoke with him about his work, he expectedly punctuated some of his points with references to his favourite films listed below. The cumulative total reflects a deep interest in foreign language dramas, usually about couples facing external and internal crises. Amour by Michael Haneke This German film tells the story of an Octogenarian couple, George and Anne grappling with a debilitating stroke. Slated as a painful and personal drama, Orimogunje references this film more than any other film as an example of simple but powerful storytelling. Check our trailer here Ida by Pawel Pawlikoski Set in 1962 Poland, Ida is about a young woman about to take vows as a nun when she learns from her…

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