A plot that wears its nostalgia proudly
Delegates and movie enthusiasts stormed Filmhouse-IMAX last Friday for ’76, the closing night film of this year’s edition of the prestigious Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting and 76 was definitely worth the wait.
The film’s fortunes should ride confidently on the Nollywood profile of Ramsey Nouah and Rita Dominic, and on the prestige of veteran director Ojukwu.
In this review, the Hollywood Reporter describes 76 as 'A Nollywood thriller with Hollywood aspirations'.
76” had its World Premiere yesterday, Sunday, September 11th at the prestigious Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto with Nollywood heavyweights, Ramsey Noah, Rita Dominic and Chidi Mokeme in attendance.
“76” will have its World Premiere Screening on Sunday September 11th. at the prestigious Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto with Key Cast in attendance.
Nollywood fans eagerly await the premiere of a game-changing film rooted in the events of the botched 1976 coup. One of the most arduous tasks in the production of the movie, according to its Executive Director, Prince Tonye Princewill, was the effort to secure a working relationship with the Nigerian Army.
It's believed the initiative could help counter negative perceptions of the military in the eyes of civilians, following abuse allegations by rights groups like Amnesty International.
“76 tells a tale of love in the time of war. The movie deals with a range of issues including the plight of the African woman, and the usually invisible pain of a soldier’s wife.