The 5th edition of NollywoodWeek which takes place in Paris from May 11-14, 2017 just announced its “Grand Finale” with the screening of the World Premiere of the highly anticipated film Catch.er.
Speaking about the selection, director and producer of the movie Walter “Waltbanger” Taylaur has this to say:
“We’re honoured and extremely excited to be returning to Paris this year with the closing film of the festival. Following the overwhelming positive response to our comedy ‘Gbomo Gbomo Express’ last year, it was important for us to learn from the experience, build and return with something fresher, slightly different but equally entertaining. Catch.er our crime drama, borrows many ingredients of classic Film noir all cooked up with the creativity and never say die attitude which is the hallmark of our own Nollywood. We have tagged this fusion ‘Nollynoir’. It is a huge honor & responsibility to share the various sides of Nollywood to the world. This festival (Nollywoodweek in Paris) provides that very platform, and is a welcomed asset to the Nollywood industry.”
On the day of its international premiere, Walter Taylaur will have a chance to further explain his concept of Nolly Noir via a MasterClass that is scheduled for 12pm on Sunday 14 May.
CATCH.ER, a crime drama, features a stellar cast of OC Ukeje, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Beverly Naya, Alexx Ekubo, Gbenro Ajibade, Kiki Omeili, Omowunmi Dada, Tope Tedela, and Wofia Fada.
Logline: When an ambitious career woman is found murdered on her First wedding anniversary, her husband quickly becomes the prime suspect. However a police investigation unearths others who also have strong motives.
NollywoodWeek is a film festival organized by the French-based association Okada Media, headed by Serge Noukoué and Nadira Shakur. The festival was created to fill the void of quality Nigerian cinema in the French market. “France is the birthplace of cinema and Nigeria has the second largest film industry in the world- it just made sense”, Executive Director Serge Noukoué stated. “And this year again, we have the pleasure to announce that the Director of the winning film, voted by the audience, will be offered top-of-the-line equipment for their next production.”
NollywoodWeek Paris 2017 takes place from Thursday May 11th to Sunday May 14th in Paris, France at the Cinema l’Arlequin. More information can be obtained on their website: www.nollywoodweek.com.
This year the official selection includes: 76 by Izu Ojukwu, Green White Green by Abba Makama, Gidi Blues by Femi Odugbemi, The Wedding Party by Kemi Adetiba, Dinner by Jay Franklin Jituboh and ends with the World Premiere of Catch.er by Walter Taylaur.
The festival will showcase a selection of the following five short films: Aliyyah’s Wish, Lodgers, Plaything, Room 315, Silence.