Film Africa Dine & View Online Screening: Gold Coast Lounge
In partnership with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
Saturday, 7 November | 7pm | BFI Player & FacebookWATCH NOW
Our much-loved foodie strand, Dine & View, returns with a twist. We encourage you to make and share your own dishes from Ghana – the country of origin of Gold Coast Lounge – while you’re watching the film on the BFI Player with friends and family.
We have teamed up with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen to bring you a special recipe from Ghana.
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen has pioneered New African Cuisine in the UK since 2010 – on a mission to bring African foods and ingredients to a global audience Zoe sets the bar for modern west African dining and inspired a generation of young back food entrepreneurs to Join the food revolution.
Film Africa will post Zoe’s recipe and instruction video on the Film Africa’s Facebook event on 30 October. Follow Zoe’s recipe or make your own recipe, sharing your meals and pics on social, tagging #FilmAfrica20.
About the film
Gold Coast Lounge – EUROPEAN PREMIERE
Dir. Pascal Aka
Ghana. 2019. 126 mins.
English, Ga (the subtitles are for only the Ghanaian language scenes)
Set in Ghana, Gold Coast Lounge is a stylistically stimulating drama that follows a family of criminals who must clean up their act before the government shuts down their lounge. In so doing, murders, betrayal, secrets, rivalries rush to the fore. Shot in the noir style of 1940s American film, Gold Coast Lounge is an ambitious, statement-making feature debut by director Pascal Aka. The film merges elements of African high life, funk, jazz with the black and white picture, achieving something altogether unique.
BFI Player offer a free 14-day trial, so you can watch the Film Africa 2020 films for free and then decide whether to keep enjoying their selection of films
Following this Dine & View screening, Director Pascal Aka will join us for a Live Q&A session that will be live-streamed on our Facebook page from 9:15pm (GMT). Join us and put your questions to the Director on the Facebook live-stream chat.
How to join:
Step 1: Click attending on our Facebook event and be notified when Zoe’s recipe is ready for you to follow
Step 2: Cook your dishes – follow Zoe’s recipe or make your own
Step 3: Sign up to BFI Player‘s free 14 day trial to watch Pascal Aka’s Gold Coast Lounge at 19:00
Step 4: Share your meals and pictures on social tagging #FilmAfrica20
Step 5: Enjoy the film with friends and family
Step 6: Join us on Facebook at 21:15 for a live Q&A with Gold Coast Lounge director Pascal Aka
Ivorian born and Ghana raised. Pascal Aka earned a B.A. Degree in Film Studies at Carleton University, Canada. He began the first 6 years of his career in Canada directing independent action films Souls of Strife (2007) and EVOL (2010) that have won multiple awards at the Action On Film Festival in California in 2009 and 2010. Throughout his African film career, he has entertained the audience by challenging the African norm of filmmaking through music videos and the short films “Mr.Q”, “Redemption”, “Ghana Police”, “Her First Time”, “Corruption” and “Black Rose”.