Several high budget Nollywood films have been released this year and ‘Fifty’ could just be the ‘drama of the year’. The EbonyLife Film directed by Biyi Bandele stars A-list actresses namely Ireti Doyle, Dakore Akande, Nse Ikpe Etim and Omoni Oboli. ‘Fifty’ encapsulates reality, lifestyle and womanhood.
The film set in Lagos is about four women: Elizabeth, Kate, Maria and Tola, who have all reached the midlife belt of their lives. With new developments in their lives, they are forced to reflect and make some changes and deal with issues such as pregnancy, rape, career, life threatening diseases and family conflict.
On Friday October 25, I got to attend the exclusive screening of the film in Lagos. All through the movie I was muttering out loud “brilliant”, “this is just fantastic”. When I think about this film, ‘Sex and the city’ sort of comes to mind.
Bandele’s direction of the film is just genius. “Fifty” is well pressed. It’s very obvious attention was paid to every single element of the film from location to the storyline to make up and costume. The interpretation of the characters of the leading ladies is outstanding.
Watch: Ireti Doyle, Dakore Akande, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Omoni Oboli in behind-the-scenes of movie
The narrative of this film is engaging and profound. From the start till the end, there isn’t one boring moment. The drama i ...