THE ARBITRATION | EUROPEAN PREMIERE

THE ARBITRATION | EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Sat 29 Oct | 18:30 | Hackney Picturehouse     BOOK NOW

Dir. Niyi Akinmolayan
Nigeria. 2016. 100 mins. English. N/C 15+

Gbenga (O.C. Ukeje), a charming and celebrated entrepreneur who runs a profitable tech company, is the defendant in a lawsuit filed by Dara (Adesua Etomi), a computer engineer whose talents helped Gbenga’s company achieve success. The former colleagues are also former lovers. Their torrid two-year love affair ended bitterly when Gbenga learned that his wife was pregnant, and Dara quit without collecting her shares in the company. Her lawsuit seeks compensation, but what she really wants is for Gbenga to admit that he raped her after the breakup. Reconstructing the past is a daunting task when every small detail differs depending on which side of the negotiation table you sit. The deeper the questioning, the more is revealed in this complex tale of betrayal in both the office and the bedroom.

Part of the BFI BLACK STAR season. #BFIBLACKSTAR www.bfi.org.uk/black-star

A_Award_42px  Eligible for the Film Africa 2016 Audience Award

 

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Nigerian born Niyi Akinmolayan made his directorial debut with the film Kajola (2010). His other films include Make a Move (2014), Out of Luck (2015), Falling (2015), and Meet the In-Laws (2016). The Arbitration (2016) is his most recent film, it recently screened at Toronto International Film Festival as part of the City to City strand.