By Ushang Ewa
The lost café, a movie which tells a story of migration, love and discovery where the dreams of an immigrant face a complex reality will screen this Christmas in Calabar, the Cross River State capital this December, says the producer Regina Idu Udalor.
Mrs. Idu disclosed this to CrossRiverWatch Thursday where she said that after several challenges, the movie will screen at the Tinapa lakeside hotel on December 25th and 26th with viewers standing a chance to win prizes.
The movie directed by Kenneth Gyang and starring Tunde Aladese, Belinda Effah and Ann Njemanze among others, is a collaboration between Nigeria and Norway with most of the principal photography in Nigeria carried out in Calabar.
The film was first screened in Nigeria at an invite-only event at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abuja on October 3 where guests at the screening included the Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Jens-Petter Kjemprud and Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.
Also, Mr. Torben Gettermann, the Ambassador of Denmark; Mr. Robert Keller, Minister-Counsellor, Economic/Trade Affairs, Swedish Embassy in Nigeria; Ann Schort, High Commissioner for Jamaica; Dr. Yadi Alakija, Chief Humanitarian Officer, Nigeria; Mr. Chijioke Igwe, Chairman, Nigeria-Norway Chamber of Commerce.
It was later screened at the African International Film Festival in Lagos on October 30 where it won the Audience Award prize.
“The tickets for the Calabar screening will cost NGN1,000 only for VIP and N500 for regular,” Idu said and averred that “prizes such as lunch with one of the cast or crew; makeup vouchers with Cindy signature; Photoshoot with X-posure and custom made dress sewn to winner’s taste by Joiberry clothing are available for grasp.
“The tickets can be purchased at Hot Minet located at 80, MCC road Calabar,” Idu said and urged the waiting public to call 0807923570, or 08030541053 for more information.
The movie, whose central theme coincides with that of the 2017 Carnival Calabar and Festivals; “Migration” will be released later this month.
The film, by Peridot entertainment and Cinema Kpatakpata will also be screened at several locations across the country.
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