As BFI Southbank’s No Direct Flight season prepares for check-in, two of the programme’s leading, cross-continental filmmaking voices sit down for a chat.Read More
Happy to announce that I have been selected as one of the 30 filmmakers that will take part in the four-day EIFF Talent Lab, which is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.
Coverage of The Right Choice on Sloan Science & Film ahead of our Sundance Premiere.
Equally evocative is Tomisin Adepeju’s Marianne, which draws on Adepeju’s experiences in the African church to tell the story of a Nigerian man (Tobi Bakare) who travels to a remote Pentecostal church with his ailing wife (Vivienne Bell) in search of a miraculous cure. Adepeju’s decision to shoot Marianne on Super 16mm lends it the warmth that only celluloid is able to engender while retaining a gritty edge. Adepeju’s energetic, intuitive framing comes to the fore during the scene in which Marianne is ‘prayed on’. Marianne is an elliptical, elegiac reflection on the power of faith and the depths of devotion.