THE CEO

THE CEO

Fri 4 Nov | 21:00 | Ritzy Brixton     BOOK NOW

Dir. Kunle Afolayan
Nigeria. 2016. 105 mins. English, French, Swahili, Yoruba, Chinese, Arabic with English subtitles. N/C 15+

In this mystery-thriller from celebrated filmmaker Kunle Afolyan, five top executives are selected from across Africa to compete for the role of CEO in a multinational telecommunications firm. During the week long retreat to determine who is most suitable, mysterious circumstances lead to two of the wannabe executives becoming prime suspects is a grisly crime. With a stellar Nollywood cast, including Lala Akindoju, Wale Ojo and a screen debut from the indefatigable grammy award winning singer, Angélique Kidjo, The CEO will have you gripped from the opening scene until the credits roll.

Followed by a Q&A with one of the film’s stars, Wale Ojo. 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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Kunle Afolayan is a Nigerian film director, producer and actor. Culturally conscious film IRAPADA (REDEMPTION) showcased his refined sensibilities for the aesthetics of storytelling, and FIGURINE (ARAROMIRE) is regarded as the film that ushered in a new wave of conscious filmmaking in Nigeria’s Nollywood. His work has featured in several film festivals and in 2010 he was an expert to the Berlinale Talent Campus, where he discussed the future of African cinema.  “In Conversation with Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji “ was his recent venture at Toronto International Film Festival where he discussed the developments in Nigerian cinema.