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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.

Our Online Dine & View took place on Saturday 7 November with a European Premiere screening of Gold Coast Lounge and a post-screening Live Q&A with director Pascal Aka

As part of Film Africa 2020 and our much-loved foodie strand Dine & View; 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.

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen: @ghanakitchen @zoeadjonyoh /


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”.