search-icon

PHOTOS FROM the London Premiere of Lydia Forson’s ‘A Letter From Adam’ + My Take On the Movie…

Lydia Forson
Lydia Forson

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!

Acting…

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.

Read more

VIDEO: Comedian-Funny Face Talks About His Most Embarrassing Moment in Life, His Kind of Comedy, the Movie-A Letter From Adam & MORE

Funny Face
Funny Face

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…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5PUytCrHFM

Read more

VIDEO: Actress Lydia Forson Lands in London for Friday’s Premiere of ‘A Letter From Adam’ | Oh I Didn’t Know People Travelled With Purple Suitcase

Lydia Forson
Lydia Forson

Ghanaian actress/producer-Lydia Forson is currently being ‘treated’ to the hostile English weather—as she is in London for Friday-20th March, 2015’s premiere of her self-produced movie-A Letter From Adam

Before jumping to check out the video below of Lydia Forson at Heathrow Airport pushing her ‘unique’ purple bags, remember the London premeire will take place at the Greenwhich Odeon Cinema—and it will start at 9:30pm. 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.”

Read more

PHOTOS FROM the Valentine Day’s Showing Of Lydia Forson’s ‘A Letter From Adam’

A Letter from Adam Screening in Accra
A Letter from Adam Screening in Accra

Actress Lydia Forson’s movie-‘A Letter From Adam’ was screened at West Hills Mall at Weija on Val’s Day—and we are told it scored high marks.

A lot of movie fans were at the Silverbird Cinemas at West Hills Mall to see the movie with some top celebrities who were also there to support the actress.

Present at the screening were Deputy Minister of Tourism & Creative Arts, Dzifa Gomashie, new CEO of Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Dayo Ogunyemi, actors; Adjetey Anang, Nana Ama McBrown, Beverly Afaglo,  Louie Lartey and the president of Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA); Obour.

The rest included musicians; Eugene Baah aka Praye Honeho of Praye fame, Okyeame Kwame, MTN General Manager; Richard Acheampong and a host of others.

Check below for the photos…

Read more