12 April 2016
A movie inspired by Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s revered literary creator, is set to be premiered and screened at the Cannes film festival in France. Ake, the book that inspired the movie has been a relevant reference and critically successful work.
Dapo Adeniyi, the Executive Producer of the film recently disclosed saying, “this film festival holding in the city of Cannes focuses on African works. Since the film is an adaptation of the world famous book, ‘Ake’, one of the books that earned Soyinka the Nobel Prize in 1986, we decided to showcase it at the world stage.”
He also disclosed that for better appreciation and wider reach to audiences at the festival, the movie would be translated to French. The Cannes Festival (French: Festival de Cannes), named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world.
The Cannes festival which is one of the biggest film festivals in the world is scheduled to hold from April 16 to April 20 2016.