Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Kathryn Fasega, “2 Weeks in Lagos” – a movie based on the backdrop of an unusual love story, is set to premiere at the Cannes Films Festival on the 17th of May, 2019. The Cannes Film Festival will hold from May 14th – 25th, 2019.
The movie’s first screening at Marché du Film is under a business platform dedicated to Pan-African film industry professionals, Pavillion Afrique and it features prominent Nigerian actors like Joke Silva, Jide Kosoko, Beverly Naya, Toyin Abraham, Shaffy Bello, Fathia Williams, Tina Mba, Mawuli Gavor and many other award-winning actors.
The director, Kathryn Fasega, is a Canadian-based filmmaker who is known internationally for her award-winning movie, “Treacherous Heart”. She directed the movie in 2012 and it has since won several awards such as the Best Drama in Diaspora (African Oscars, 2012). She is also a member of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) as well as Women in Film and Television Alberta (WIFTA).
“2 Weeks in Lagos” is a captivating, turbulent and thrilling journey into the love affair of Ejikeme (Mawuli Gavor) and Lola (Beverly Naya). Their lives collide when Ejikeme an investment banker comes home from the United States to invest in Nigerian businesses. It is love at first sight for them and as they embark on a journey of discovering this new love, they have to contend with the political ambitions of Ejikeme’s mother who is planning a marriage between him and the only daughter of Otunba Ayodeji, a political juggernaut who is considering Ejikeme’s father as his running mate for the Nigerian Presidency. His mother’s actions create a rift between Ejikeme and Lola that puts their families on a deadly collision course.
You can watch the movie trailer below;