Leila Djansi’s award-winning film about domestic violence, ‘Sinking Sands,’ will finally get its Nigerian showing in cinemas across Abuja, Nigeria and Port Harcourt from October 14. The movie starring Jimmy Jean-Louis, Yemi Blaq, Akosua Agyepong, Doris Sakitey, introducing Ama K. Abebrese is a psycho-drama that tells the story of a couple, Jimah and Pabi in a loving marriage which turns into one of violence and abuse when Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident.
Nigerian actor, Yemi Blaq who just finished shooting ‘When Love Dies’ with Earnest Obi is yet to see his portrayal of Dr Zach in ‘Sinking Sands’ but says he expects it to be nothing short of the great reviews that it has been receiving from critics all over the world.
“I had no doubt the movie was going to be a success, the script had me wowed, the directing ability of Leila Djansi is nothing to suck your teeth at and the professionalism of the crew in Ghana was exceptional. All these ingredients are nothing if not the recipe for success,” comments Yemi.
He also added that his schedule at the moment is quite tight but he would make sure that he creates space to attend one of the screenings in Nigeria.
Writer/director/producer of ‘Sinking Sands’, Leila Djansi expects a successful showing in Nigeria. She comments: “I love Nigerians because I’ve come to know they are a people who are very supportive of anything good so I am confident ‘Sinking Sands’ will find a home in Nigeria and help the cause of saying NO to violence against women.”
‘Sinking Sands’ will show in the following cinemas from October 14:
Lagos – Silverbird Cinemas
Lagos – Genesis Deluxe Cinemas
Abuja – Silverbird Cinemas
Abuja – Silverbird Cinemas Ceddi Plaza
Port Harcourt – Silverbird Showtime Cinemas
Port Harcourt- I-Cinema
Yaba: Ozone Cinema
-Press release from Leila Djansi camp
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