Actress/producer-Lydia Forson premiered her movie-A Letter From Adam on Friday at the Greenwich Odeon Cinema in London—and the crowd was pretty impressive. Of course, it could have been far better but considering the fact that this is her first, I wouldn’t want to use attendance to measure the success.
Despite trying so hard to beat the conventional late start by turning up for the premiere at 10pm instead of the 9:30 advertised start time, I still had to wait around till almost 11:15pm before the showing started.
Clearly, the cinema hall was booked for 11pm and as usual, I heard several people complaining about the long wait—I presume these were people who got to the venue at the advertised time.
The Story Line
‘A Letter From Adam’ may not necessary have over the top stars but the storyline which comes in layers of romance and comedy is definitely worth whatever time one may spend to watch it.
It tells a story of a young woman who falls deeply in love with a far older man—and this time, not for material gains but for ‘genuine affection’. Having had rough-good times in the past with series of strangers, this young woman battles to keep her head up for her new found love as the distractions and ‘habit’ from her past continue to creep in…
Of course everyone has something hunting him or her in life, including the old man (Adam)—but Adam is pretty steadfast despite the needless hunt. With the hovering past distractions in her life, the young woman easily falls for Adam’s hunter’s cunning presentation—perhaps, it’s better calling it a ‘misrepresentation’.
The filmmaker says ‘A Letter from Adam‘ is “a contemporary story about love, loss and hope which draws audiences into a realistic cycle of life seen through the pain of loss, the journey of self discovery and the courage and strength to find hope in the face of adversity.”
To me, it’s a good attempt at looking at one of the many shades love comes in—highlighting the fact that the love story doesn’t always end with smiles, something the film-makers themselves struggled to accept and therefore had to push the ending for that conventional ‘a happy ending’.
A Romantic Comedy…
‘A Letter from Adam’ is a romantic comedy but I feel the romance and comedy were unconnected though they stayed within the same film. The comedy was majorly between Lydia Forson and Naa Ashorkor’s character—and occasionally, between Lydia Forson and her many in-bed associates.
There was little or no comedy between Lydia Forson’s character and Adam—where the romance primarily existed. A little bit of comedy could have been pushed into Naa Ashorkor’s character and her husband’s marriage which would have well complemented their not so obvious romance.
The comedy got people laughing and the occasional local language ‘interjection’ even made it more fun…It was a big plus!
The strength of the movie lies in the acting; Lydia Forson was amazing and Wale Ojo was splendid. When it comes to delivery, you can’t fault Lydia Forson who placed so well with Nigeria’s Wale Ojo.
Wale Ojo comes up as an aging Denzel Washington, calm and excellent—with that perfect posture and smile for on-screen delivery. (more…)
Ghanaian comedian-Funny Face will be a special appearing guest at Lydia Forson’s latest movie-A Letter From Adam‘s London premiere, taking place at the Greenwich Odeon Cinema tonight (Friday, March 20, 9:30pm)—and so GhanaCelebrities.Com caught up with him a few days ago on set for a chit chat, about the movie and other interesting issues…
Funny Face who was busy filling his stomach and mouth with some rice and stew talked to us about his most embarrassing moment in life—letting us in on how some Rastafarians beat the hell out of him at Labadi Beach some years back.
He also talked about the state of comedy in Ghana, why Londonders should come out tonight to see “A Letter From Adam“, his kind of comedy and other interesting things.
Of course it’s Funny Face—and as such, the whole interview was funny. Dude was really hungry and couldn’t even wait for the interview to be over…
For tonight’s ‘A Letter From Adam‘ premiere, you can purchase tickets via http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-letter-from-adam-uk-premiere-tickets-15835541531
‘A Letter from Adam‘ is described as “a contemporary story about love, loss and hope which draws audiences into a realistic cycle of life seen through the pain of loss, the journey of self discovery and the courage and strength to find hope in the face of adversity.”
‘A Letter from Adam‘ which is set in the busy yet simple city of Accra seeks to give the audience an often neglected truth about love — that love doesn’t always come in the form one often expects it to.
The movie features Lydia Forson, Wale Ojo, Naa Ashokor Mensah Doku, Akorfa Edjeani, Albert Jackson, Fred Kanebi and introducing Jeff Kumordzie and Louie Lartey. ‘A Letter from Adam‘ is directed by Atlanta-based Ghanaian-Sam Kessie and produced by Lydia Forson.
Watch our the interview below…
Ghanaian actress-Lydia Forson’s self-written and produced movie “A Letter from Adam” which has been premiered across Ghana is set for a London premiere on Friday-20th March, 2015 at the Greenwich Odeon Cinema.
‘A Letter from Adam’ which was nominated for the prestigious 2015 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards and was recently screened at the Pan African Film Festival will pull its stars to London for the red carpet premiere—and you have to be there…
The romantic drama is described as “a contemporary story about love, loss and hope which draws audiences into a realistic cycle of life seen through the pain of loss, the journey of self discovery and the courage and strength to find hope in the face of adversity.” (more…)
Future Gate Pictures, Phebean Films and FilmOne Distribution, the Nigerian-based companies credited with successful box office smash hits-Half of a Yellow Sun and October 1, are set to take over the SilverBird Cinemas in Accra from 28th November, 2014 with the release of their latest romantic comedy-When Love Happens.
The romance flick which is directed by MTV and Channel O Music video award-winning director-Seyi Babatope (Ikechukwu’s ‘Wind am well’ ft Dbanj and Don Jazzy, Tinsel and Ojos in the house) features talented Nollywood actor-Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Weruche Opia, Oreka Godis, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright, Bassey Keppy Ekpeyong, Helen Paul and Shaffy Bello.
In ‘When Love Happens’ Moduroti Bankole –Smith is a twenty eight year old events planner who has always been unlucky with love. She is reminded at every turn how wonderful love is with proof to substantiate the case.
Her parents who are madly in love cannot also stop nudging her to find someone.
Events take a bizarre turn when she is hired to plan the upcoming wedding of a long timw friend. This ignites a change and chain reaction in Moduroti who sets off, determined to open her self to new ways of exploring the dating world and finding romance.
An old flame returns to town to further complicate her plans. Unknown to her, her close friend Tobe secretly harbours affection for her and that starts to reverberate as an under current that will reach a tipping point—a point that will either end badly or for the better. (more…)
Kunle Afolayan premiered his latest movie ‘Phone Swap’ yesterday at the Silverbird Cinemas. The premiere was attended by several personalities.
‘Phone Swap’ features Joke Silva – Jacobs, Lydia Forson, Chika Okpala, Wale Ojo, Nse Ikpe Etim and Ada Ameh. The movie is also gunning for several awards at the upcoming Africa Movie Academy Awards 2012.
Check out pictures GhanaCelebrities.Com captured at the premiere.
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Director of the award winning movie ‘Figurine’, Kunle Afolayan has said that, after using Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson in his new movie, he is ready to feature other Ghanaian actors but if only they will interpret the script as a Ghanaian.
He said the above in an exclusive interview with GhanaCelebrities.Com after a short press preview of his latest movie ‘Phone Swap’. “I’m not going to feature them, if they are not going to play Ghanaian”, he said when asked if he will consider using other Ghanaian actors.
Actress Lydia Forson is the first Ghanaian to be featured by the award winning director, and for the better part of the movie spoke her indigenous language; Twi. According to the director, that added a lot to the movie.
He said a Ghanaian acting as a Ghanaian depends on the story. “If I’m doing a story that involves a Ghanaian and a Nigeria or a cross boarder story, why will I want to play Ramsey Nouah as a Ghanaian? Why will I want to play Majid as a Nigerian? No, for me, it won’t sell, it won’t work that way.” (more…)