The world premiere of ‘On Monday Of Last Week,’ a movie by Ghanaian-American Film maker, Akosua Adoma will be at the 2018 Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF).
The movie is an adaption of a novel of the same title by Chimamanda Adichie which follows Kamara (Chinasa Ogbuagu), a Nigerian woman, working as a nanny caring for Josh, the five-year old son of Tracy (Karyn Parsons) and Neil, an interracial couple. Tracy is an African American artist working on a commission in her basement studio – a space she rarely leaves.
The absence of Josh’s mother, Tracy intrigues Kamara. When Tracy finally emerges from her studio one afternoon, Kamara’s growing curiosity is piqued. Their brief encounter inspires Kamara to become Tracy’s muse.
PAFF is the largest film festival in the United States dedicated to the exhibition of Black films during Black History month.
It aims to promote racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art, and creative expression. The 26th edition of the festival will take place Thursday, February 8 through to Monday, February 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.
In related news, ‘On Monday Of Last Week’ has been selected for the Narrative Shorts competition at the CinemAfrica Festival in Sweden in March 2018.
The movie is produced by Obibibi Pictures LLC.
The production outfit also announced the release of ‘Mahogany Too,’ a retelling of the 1975 cult classic.
Nigerian actress Esosa E (An African City) revives Diana Ross’ iconic portrayal of Tracy Chambers. Owusu’s creative use of analog cinematography and vintage tones emphasizes the essence of the character, as do the hip-retro fashion and styling of the film.
The movie was world premiered at the prestigious International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) as part of their Pan African Cinema Today (PACT) themed program alongside works by legendary filmmakers Ousmane Sembene and Haile Gerima.
The movie was the fourth project by Adoma to be included in the festival.
‘Black Sunshine’ is an upcoming project by Obibini Pictures LLC. It tells the story of a hairdresser with an albino daughter who looks to escape her frustrating reality.