After shining at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) weeks back, Omoni Oboli’s latest movie, Okafor’s Law, has been selected for Stockholm International Film Festival (SIFF).
The film, voted as the best in the competition section, received the Bronze horse (Bronshasten). Since its start, the festival has focused on bringing forth and supporting new talents through competitions and scholarships. A third of the films selected for the festival are made by a debuting director.
Okafor’s Law reportedly gulped about N40 million in production and is coming after her third movie in cinema, Wives on Strike sold N70 million, making it the third highest grossing Nollywood movie at the cinemas.
Okafor’s Law stars established acts such as, Richard Mofe Damijo, Ken Erics, Ufoma Mcdermoth, Blossom Chukwujekwe, Gabriel Afolayan, Tina Mba, Toyin Aimakhu, Halima Abubakar, Lala Akindoju, Betty Irabor, and others.
With experienced crew members comprising Yinka Edwards (cinematography), Pat Nebo (Set Design), and Tomi Adeoye (production manager), the movie is expected to be an instant hit with the audience.
According to the artistic director of TIFF , Cameron Bailey, Okafor’s Law is about a slick serial seducer who placed a bet with his friends that he could bed three old flames in six weeks.
The law that says that straight men and women can’t be just friends; Okafor’s Law argues that once friends get benefits, those benefits last for life. Rooted in the eternal lessons of lust.
This romantic comedy movie further established Oboli as Nigeria’s answer to Nancy Meyers and Lena Dunham.
Terminator (Blossom Chukwujekwu) is known by his best friends Fox and Baptist to be a successful serial seducer, but even they are shocked when he ends up in bed with an old flame right after her engagement ceremony to another man.