"76," "The Wedding Party" Nollywood movies to screen at 2016 Joburg Film Festival

"76," follows a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed.

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Izu Ojukwu's "76" and Kemi Adetiba's "The Wedding Party" has been selected to screen at the 2016 Joburg Film Festival.

The festival will hold from October 28 to November 5, 2016.

"76" and "The Wedding Party" play

"76" and "The Wedding Party"

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Produced by Adonaija Owiriwa and Izu Ojukwu, and directed by Ojukwu, "76"  is told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed.

Synopsis:
Six years after the civil war, a young officer from the middle belt gets entangled in a romantic relationship with a beautiful O-Level student from the Southeastern part of Nigeria.

Their budding romance was almost ruptured by endless military postings. Now heavily pregnant her walls came crumbling when the news of her husband's involvement in a botched coup attempt hits the headlines.

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Nollywood movie "76"

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"76" premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and had its European premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival.

The movie has been announced as the official closing film for the 2016 Africa International Film Festival on Friday, November, 18, 2016.

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The Wedding Party official poster

 

Synopsis for "The Wedding Party"

Set in Lagos, Nigeria, "The Wedding Party" is a riveting tale of the complexity of love. It is the story of Dunni Coker, a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie. The couple took a vow of chastity and is looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple.

The date has been set and the bride’s parents, who have recently enjoyed a surge in their fortunes, are going all out to make this the wedding of the century. Dunni’s about to be mother-in-law, Obianuju, is having second thoughts about allowing her son marry into a family she considers as beneath them.

Between matchmaking attempts on the bridal train, a wedding planner on a mission to succeed, the unruly behaviour of some ‘village’ guests and the groom’s ex-girlfriends looking to make their mark, it is clear the Wedding Party will be the talk of the town.

Will it all be too much to bear for the bride or will true love stand even the most chaotic of wedding celebrations?

RMD and Ireti Doyle in "The Wedding Party" play

RMD and Ireti Doyle in "The Wedding Party"

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The star studded comedy film will premiere in Nigeria on November 26, 2016, at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

"The Wedding Party" also screened at the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as a selection of the Spotlight City to City programme.

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