By Taiwo Okanlawon
Top film exhibitor Film House has removed ‘La Femme Anjola’, a Nollywood movie produced by Rita Dominic from its cinemas for the holiday weekend.
Mildred Okwo, the director of the movie also confirmed the development on social media.
He tweeted, “Film House has removed us from all cinemas except these ones. I guess it is to make way for their new film. it is their cinema and they will do with what they please…”
FilmHouse has removed us from all cinemas except these ones. I guess it is to make way for their new film. it is their cinema and they will do with what they please… https://t.co/P0v5kVZqpA pic.twitter.com/ccBFwtTRlY
— Film Director (@MealdredO) April 2, 2021
Reacting to the news on social media, fans of the movie accused the top exhibition and distribution company of playing double standard in favour of the newly released Niyi Akinmoyan directed ‘Prophetess’ which it co-produced and distributed.
Okwo further revealed that Film House had prematurely taken her 2015 movie ‘Surulere’ off its cinemas in its second week.
According to CEAN’s report, ‘La Femme Anjola’ currently tops the box office in second place grossing N8,102,100 in its first week from screening in 49 locations.
Film House is yet to publicly clarify the reports. However, its Communications Analyst, Jude Martins replied Okwo albeit unofficially.
In his deleted tweets, Martins trolled Okwo and accused her of trying to score cheap publicity.
La Femme Anjola is a crime thriller directed by Mildred Okwo, a young male stockbroker’s life, depicted by Nonso Bassey, goes off the rails when he meets the beautiful wife of a wealthy gangster, played by Rita Dominic.
The Neo-noir flick is written by Tunde Babalola and features an array of Nollywood stars: Blossom Chukwujekwu, Joke Silva, Ken Erics, Femi Jacobs, Uzo Osimkpa, Aderounmu Adejumoke, and former Big Brother Naija housemate Bassey Ekpeyong.
The story is set in Lagos and Cape Town.