2016 Cannes Film Festival 4 Nigerian films screening at 69th edition

Check out four Nigerian films set to screen at the notable event on the international film calendar.

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The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival has kicked off, and some Nigerian films are among the official selections. 

The festival kicked off at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in the French Riviera-based town for the opening ceremony, a screening of Woody Allen's film, Cafe Society, which stars, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Steve Carell and Jesse Eisenberg.

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Check out four Nigerian films set to screen at the notable event on the international film calendar.

1. "Adindu"

Directed by Ifeoma Chukwuogo, the movie is a drama-thriller about a family’s journey in their desperation to save their infant daughter and the complications they face along the way.

The movie explores the dynamics of familial religious differences, opposing ideologies, traditional ancient beliefs versus modern beliefs and the possible mystery of an age-old Nigerian myth.

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2. Iterum

Directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare, the 15-minute film revolves around Ireti and Kome, who have their fates interwoven upon their rather enchanting first encounter.

The attraction is based on the unknown as they go on a journey of discovery; peeling off layers of secrets and inhibitions till they both stand bare before each other. Then one of them seeks the unknown again.

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3. No Good Turn

Following a Boko Haram terrorist attack, a suspected terrorist is brought into the hospital. The doctor handling the emergency ward must try to keep the chief of police in check as he is out for jungle justice. He must keep everyone's value in check especially his own.

Directed by and starring Udoka Oyeka, the movie also stars Nobert Young and Waje Iruobe.

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4. Erased

Grace is a young married woman in Lagos, Nigeria faced with a big dilemma. She is unsure of how to resolve her home situation. What will she do?

"Erased" is directed by Baba Agba.

The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 11 to May 22, 2016.

Watch Udoka Oyeka talk about "One Good Turn" above.

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