Event Date and time: October 29 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue details: Hackney Picturehouse | 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE

Organisers: Film Africa0203 073 8337 | |

The Royal African Society | 20 3073 8335 |

Event website: FILM AFRICA 2016 – THE ARBITRATION | EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Event cost: £13

Dir. Niyi Akinmolayan
Nigeria. 2016. 100 mins. English. N/C 15+

Gbenga (O.C. Ukeje), a charming and celebrated entrepreneur who runs a profitable tech company, is the defendant in a lawsuit filed by Dara (Adesua Etomi), a computer engineer whose talents helped Gbenga’s company achieve success. The former colleagues are also former lovers. Their torrid two-year love affair ended bitterly when Gbenga learned that his wife was pregnant, and Dara quit without collecting her shares in the company. Her lawsuit seeks compensation, but what she really wants is for Gbenga to admit that he raped her after the breakup. Reconstructing the past is a daunting task when every small detail differs depending on which side of the negotiation table you sit. The deeper the questioning, the more is revealed in this complex tale of betrayal in both the office and the bedroom.

 

Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s  annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent. Launched in 2011, Film Africa is now the UK’s largest festival of African film and culture. Every year, Film Africa brings London audiences a core programme of fiction and documentary films alongside a vibrant series of accompanying events, including director Q&As, panel discussions, talks, workshops, master classes, family activities and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.

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