It was a night of stories and cinematic brilliance at the Nollywood Travel Film Festival. As the curtains opened on this cinematic hit, “Love, Lust & Other Things” (2023) emerged as the opening act, captivating hearts and minds from the very first frame.
The Nollywood Travel Film Festival, an event known for celebrating the very best of Nigerian cinema and taking it across international borders, set the stage for an unforgettable experience from October 5th to 7th, 2023 in Amsterdam. The journey began at the iconic Melkweg Cinema, a venue that has witnessed countless moments of artistic brilliance.
LLOT’s compelling story of love, longing, and rediscovery resonated deeply with the audience. Its co-executive producers, Kadir Salami and Zainab Abbas-Salami graced the event with their presence. Kadir Salami, the man behind the magic, even engaged in a spirited Q&A session, providing unique insights into the film’s creation.
“Love, Lust & Other Things” weaves a tale of a woman’s journey through life, love, and self-discovery. Her pursuit of happiness takes her on a path less traveled, challenging societal norms and her desires. The film boasts a stellar cast, featuring Osas Ighodaro, Ramsey Nouah, Wale Ojo, Kunle Remi, Yakub Mohammed, Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoh (Real Warri Pikin), and Efe Irele, all under the skilled direction of Kayode Kasum. Notably, this film was a collaborative masterpiece by two esteemed production companies, Mswitch and Sozo.
The Nollywood Travel Film Festival, on the other hand, is more than just a celebration of film; it’s a platform to showcase the cultural richness and diversity of Nigerian cinema. Launched in Toronto in 2017, the festival has journeyed to various cities, connecting filmmakers, actors, and storytellers with global opportunities and audiences. It’s a remarkable endeavor that not only promotes Nigerian cinema but also fosters connections that transcend borders and cultures.
What’s truly exciting is the phenomenal success of “Love, Lust & Other Things.” With ₦15,000,000 in ticket sales during its debut weekend, it’s a testament to Mswitch’s ability to craft compelling narratives that resonate with audiences. The rave reviews have poured in, praising the film’s sound, video quality, and the exceptional performances by the talented cast. This isn’t just a one-hit wonder; it’s the first chapter of an exciting journey into the world of cinema for Mswitch.
“So, what’s next for Mswitch?”
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