Kenneth Gyang’s Lost Café was the highlight of Afriff 2017, Day 2
The highlight of Day 2 at the ongoing Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) was the World Premiere of Kenneth Gyang’s new film, ‘The Lost Café’, a collaboration between Nigeria and Norway, starring Tunde Aladese, Belinda Effah and Ann Njemanze playing alongside Norwegian cast like Terje Lien, Jenny Bonden and Anders Lidin Hansen.
Gyang has earned his place as a distinguished filmmaker for award-winning films and television series which include Confusion Na Wa (2013), Blood and Henna (2012). Thus, expectations were high for this new film that eventually proved his worth again.
According to Dika Ofoma our review general, the film which received a standing ovation at the AFRIFF Premiere on Monday, is a collaboration between Peridot and Gyang’s Cinema Kpatakpata firm.
The movie is an uplifting narrative about a girl’s decision to rise above dark family secrets and culture shock to live her dreams abroad, finding the most unusual answers to her troubling questions somewhere in Drammen where she meets the half blind, strange owner of a quaint coffee shop that serves the best coffee in the world.
The Lost Cafe had support from Angenieux in France, Catapult Film in Norway and Project Act Nollywood in Nigeria.
Source: THE NATION