FIFTY, the new and exciting movie-magical production which premiered before a global audience in London on Saturday October 17th, 2015, at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival, and which had its world grand premiere in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday November 13th, 2015, is now set to be available exclusively to 65 million Netflix members in over 50 countries, beginning December 28, 2015.
Directed by Biyi Bandele, acclaimed prolific writer and director of the award winning film, Half of a Yellow Sun, FIFTY follows four African female lead characters into a spellbinding journey of life’s crucial paradoxes: love and lust, faith and reason, reality and obsession, power and vulnerability, wisdom and youth, all set against the relentless and bubbly backdrop of Africa’s fastest growing city, Lagos, Nigeria.
Tola is a TV star whose marriage never stood a chance, thanks to a cold family secret. Celebrated obstetrician Elizabeth’s desire for younger men has estranged her from her daughter. 49 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 plunges her into religious obsession.
Executively produced by Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife TV, FIFTY is scandalously playful and spiritedly powerful in its handling of provocative life issues such as divorce, relationships and sex, treating the audience to the pulsating beat of the mesmerizing grooves of world music superstar King Sunny Ade, Afrobeat titan Femi Kuti, German-Nigerian wunderkind singer-songwriter Nneka, who all appear in the movie together with pop icon Tiwa Savage and the irrepressible Waje.
FIFTY, the only film selected from Nigeria, and one of only five films from the entire continent of Africa from 238 films selected globally for screening at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival, is from the stable of EbonyLife Films, a production company strongly committed to telling African stories as they have never been told before, and a sister company of EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black entertainment and lifestyle network. Source via EbonyLife TV