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Opening Night: THE GHOST AND THE HOUSE OF TRUTH (European Premiere) + Director Intro

October 30 @ 8:40 pm - 10:30 pm

With Pre-recorded Director’s Intro

Dir. Akin Omotoso.

Nigeria. 2019. 67mins.

English, Pidgin English with English subtitles.

Set in Lagos, Nigeria, the film follows Bola Ogun, a dedicated counselor who brokers reconciliation sessions between convicts and their victims. When her own daughter is murdered, she too must confront what it means to forgive. The film is notable for the spellbinding performance of BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Susan Wokoma as Bola, and award-winning Nigerian actress Kate Henshaw as Folashade, the police officer seeking justice for Bola.


This film will also be available on the BFI Player throughout the 10 days of the festival. If you can’t make the Opening Screening at the BFI Southbank, join our Online Watch Party on Facebook with Live Director’s Q&A.