If you haven’t bought a ticket to go see the debut of Mo Abudu’s highly anticipated film, Fifty, then as they now say: “If you are reading this, it’s too late.”
The critically acclaimed movie which is about a week in the lives of four African women approaching the golden age of fifty has already sold out its pre screening tickets in just four days.
The opening screening will hold at the Vue 7 Cinema, Leicester Square, London on Saturday 17th October and there will be an additional screening at the Ritzy Cinema, South London on Sunday 18th October where all four lead actresses, Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Omoni Oboli and Nse Ikpe-Etim are expected to attend.
Speaking about the popularity of the event, Executive Producer Mo Abudu said: “This is a moment for African Storytelling. This is the objective for EbonyLife Films and we are overwhelmed by the reception for the film thus far.”
The production is Mo Abudu’s quest to showcase African women coming of age, loaded with increasingly similar aspirations and dilemmas faced by their contemporaries everywhere, while yet navigating unresolved traditions and obligations.
Director Biyi Bandele and Producer Tope Oshin-Ogun are expected to join the cast on the BFI Red Carpet. Fifty will get a special grand Nigerian premiere this Christmas on the 13th of December 2015 at The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and go on nationwide release on the 18th of December, 2015.
You can watch the trailer here: