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Film Africa

A Hotel Called Memory

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Nollywood starlet Ikpe-Etim is luminous in this contemplative, poetic movie.

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Nigeria-South Africa 2017
Dir Akin Omotoso
With Nse Ikpe-Etim, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Mmabatho Montsho
55min
Digital

Akin Omotoso’s bold experiment with tone and visual poetics is immersive and largely silent – signalling a world of possibility for African filmmaking. In a stripped-back performance, Nollywood starlet Ikpe-Etim’s softens into the carefully crafted soundscape and cinematography. Set in Lagos, Zanzibar and Cape Town, the film follows Lola as she grapples with an immense sense of failure from a broken marriage, while desperately holding on to the idea of love.


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