Movies

Leila Djansi’s ‘Like Cotton Twines’ to be screened at IFFI

Like Cotton Twines, the film produced by Ghanaian film producer and director Leila Djansi will be screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The film is the centerpiece film of the festival and will screen on November 23 in Goa. Like Cotton Twines is about a 14 year-old Ghanaian girl who is supposed to become a slave to ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio producing new documentary series

Leonardo DiCaprio is currently producing a documentary series that is titled “Frontiersmen.” According to Variety, the eight-part docuseries will follow stories of some American pioneers like Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Davy Crocket and Andrew Jackson “as they set across untamed land. It will span across the 75 years from the post-revolutionary war colonies through the California Gold Rush. ...

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Veteran actor, Katawere, passes away

Veteran Ghanaian actor, Ebenezer Donkor who is popularly known as Katawere, has passed away. The actor passed on Monday morning at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. He was 78 when he died. Kofi Andoh, the producer of popular local TV series, Efiewura, in which the late Ebenezer Donkor stared for many years confirmed his death in a Facebook post saying ...

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Quentin Tarantino to retire after making two more films

Film writer and director Quentin Tarantino has announced that he plans to retire after he makes two more movies. He made this announcement at the Adobe Max creativity conference in San Diego. He told the audience at the conference that he is currently working on a historical non-fiction project. He has also said that he could be working on a ...

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John Dumelo, Kalsoume Sinari, others star in new film

Venus Film Production will release a new movie later in November. The movie, If God be for us, features some big names in the movie industry. The cast includes Eddie Watson, Evelyn Addo, John Dumelo, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Kalsoume Sinare, Alexander Osei and Pascal Amanfo. ‘If God be for us’ revolves around a young man, Johnson (Eddie Watson), who is ...

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Leila Djansi’s Like Cotton Twines wins big at Savannah Film Festival

Like Cotton Twines, the film produced by the Ghanaian film producer Leila Djansi got the top prize for the narrative feature at the just ended Savannah Film Festival. It was shot in Ghana and is a socially provoking drama that revolves around a a teenage girl in JHS who is to become a slave to the gods to atone for ...

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Trailer on a film on Nelson Mandela’s revolutionary life released

Mandela’s life as a young man who was a revolutionary in South Africa has been recounted in a film by British director John Irvin. The film, Mandela’s Gun, focuses on a gun that Mandela buried when he returned to South Africa to lead the fight against apartheid. It is said to have been given to him by Ethiopian emperor Haile ...

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Desmond Elliot calls for support for Prince James Uche

Nigerian actor Desmond Elliot is calling for support for his fellow actor, Prince James Uche, who is battling with kidney failure. He posted this on his Instagram page. According to Desmond Elliot, Prince James Uche had been suffering for about a year. “Please repost, rebroadcast, share: When God blesses u, remember others, Prince James Uche, Nollywood actor has been ill ...

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Film Review: ‘Queen of Katwe’ culls something beautiful from the slums of Uganda

It may be about chess, but Queen of Katwe is at its core that inspirational sports film angling towards a satisfying sentimental crescendo. Chess, of course, is a sport but my few film encounters with it (mostly involving Bobby Fischer) toe a line different from the one our director, Mira Nair, takes. The honest setting is just as important as the characters, ...

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Teaser for Leila Djansi’s ‘Like Cotton Twines’ released

The teaser for Leila Djansi’s ‘Like Cotton Twines’ has been released. The film was first screened at the 20th Urbanworld Film Festival in New York. Like Cotton Twines was shot in a small village in Ghana. The film is a socially provoking drama that touches on modern day slavery and racism. It revolves around a 14-year-old Ghanaian JSS female student ...

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