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'Fifty' Movie's London BFI premiere tickets sell out in 4 days

MO Abudu's highly anticipated movie 'Fifty,' which revolves around four women, is in huge demand as premiere tickets sell out in just four days.

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Dakore Akande is Tola in 'Fifty' play

Dakore Akande is Tola in 'Fifty'

Tickets for the world premiere of EbonyLife's anticipated film 'Fifty' at the upcoming 59th BFI London Film Festival, has sold out in just four days.

The tickets for the opening screening at the Vue 7 Cinema, Leicester Square on Saturday, October and the additional screening at the Ritzy Cinema, South London on Sunday October 18, are sold out.

Speaking on the movie's high demand, 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."

READ: WATCH BEHIND THE SCENES OF 'FIFTY.'

The upcoming movie stars top talented Nollywood actors like Ireti Doyle, Dakore Akande, Nse Ikpe Etim and Omoni Oboli.

The four leading women pf movie are expected to attend the BFI. Director Biyi Bandele and Producer Tope Oshin-Ogun are also expected to join the cast at the festival.

 

Synopsis.

'Fifty' captures a few pivotal days in the lives of four Nigeria women at the pinnacle of their careers. Meet Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate four friends forced at midlife to take inventory of their personal lives, while juggling careers and family against the sprawling backdrops of the upper middle-class neighbourhoods of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in Lagos.

Tola is a reality TV star whose marriage to lawyer Kunle never stood a chance thanks to an invidious family secret.

READ: EBONYLIFE TV TO PRODUCE AFRICAN ADAPTATIONS OF 'CINDERELLA' ROBIN HOOD'

Elizabeth is a celebrated obstetrician whose penchant for younger men has estranged her from her daughter.

Forty-nine year-old Maria has an affair with a married man that results in an unexpected pregnancy and Kate’s battle with a life-threatening illness has plunged her into religious obsession.

Ireti Doyle is Elizabeth in 'Fifty' play

Ireti Doyle is Elizabeth in 'Fifty'

 

The upcoming film features beats from King Sunny Ade, titan Femi Kuti, German-Nigerian wunderkind singer-songwriter Nneka who also features in movie alongside Tiwa Savage and Waje.

'Fifty' is executive produced by MO Abudu, directed by Biyi Bandele, produced by Tope Oshin Ogun, with Malcom McLean as director of photography.

'Fifty' will premiere officially in Lagos Nigeria on December 13, 2015.

Watch trailer below;

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