A Hotel Called Memory
Nollywood starlet Ikpe-Etim is luminous in this contemplative, poetic movie.
Nigeria-South Africa 2017
Dir Akin Omotoso
With Nse Ikpe-Etim, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Mmabatho Montsho
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.