Two Great Films from Africa !! This will be packed!!!!
Sat 10 November 2 to 5pm then 5.30 to 8pm
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1
Tube: Waterloo www.bfi.org.uk
Admission £6.50 best to book early
Maami at 2pm
Set over a two-day period leading up to the 2010 Football World Cup, Maami tells the story of Nigerian footballer Kashimawo’s return to his homeland and his reminiscences of his hardscrabble childhood in the town of Abeokuta, where his single mother struggled to raise him. Based on a well-known novel, Maami sees veteran director Kelani fuse the energy of Nollywood with the seriousness of Yoruba cultural heritage.Plus Q and A with Director
The director of the award-winning The Figurine returns with a warm comedy in which two people from different walks of life accidentally exchange phones and have to tread in each other’s paths. Breaking out of low-budget, fast-track Nollywood methods, Afolayan combines strong production values with a warm and witty script. The results combine authentic detail of locale and character with a tale of international appeal.
We look forward to welcoming lead actor Wale Ojo, and hope director Kunle Afolayan will join us for a Q&A. This screening is in partnership with New Nigeria Cinema.