From the stable of Ebonylife films, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, has joined movies that will be screened at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2017.
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel tells the story of a disillusioned London chef, Ope, who returns to Nigeria and discovers that going home can bring unexpected surprises.
The movie however featured stellar casts that includes Rachel Oniga, Jide Kosoko, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Deyemi Okanlanwon, and O.C. Ukeje.
Directed by Ishaya Bako, the movie is one of the just three African features in the Contemporary World Cinema category of TIFF, which spotlights 48 of the best new films worldwide.
Speaking on the film’s coming premiere, EbonyLife’s Mo Abudu said, ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel has been a passion project for me – the chance to tell an intimate story that has heart and soul, and explores romantic love in the older and younger generations.’
‘Many of us have forgotten what it feels like to fall in love – I hope The Royal Hibiscus Hotel re-ignites this feeling in us all.’
The 2017 edition of The Toronto International Film Festival will take place from September 7 to 17.