Stockholm – June 2, 2017 – “Potato Potahto”, an African marital comedy of errors, based in Ghana and directed by one of Africa’s best known female directors, is set to show how this first-of-its-kind continental coproduction can break into global markets with creative and mature cinema.
The premiere took place during the Cannes Film Festival on May 24, at Gray d’Albion 2. The premiere was followed by A Q & A session with the director, producers and actors.
“Potato Potahto” tells the story of a divorced couple whose plans to share their matrimonial home descend into chaos and recrimination after the husband Tony brings in an attractive female house helper. When his ex-wife Lulu then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.
“Potato Potahto” is written and directed by the award winning Ghanian Shirley Frimpong-Manso, who is well known for her positive and complex portrayal of African women in films.
“I have written a lot about marriage and new relationships but never about divorce. I wanted to put a hilarious spin on it, especially when the divorcees become victims of their own tricks,” says Frimpong-Manso.
The film has broken new ground with its Ghanian, Nigerian, British, French and Swedish co-production aimed at making African-made cinema more accessible for global markets. The film is a fantastic showcase of how international co-operation, talent and creativity can combine to give a wonderful and universally attractive film experience.
It features one of Africa’s leading actors OC Ukeje, Ghanian actress and TV star Joselyn Dumas, and award winning Nollywood veteran Joke Silva, award winning Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh, Lala Akindoju, Nikki Samoas, Adjetey Anang and Victoria Micheals..
“I think we touch on an interesting aspect of love and relationships. And I think we made something that people will have genuine empathy for,” says OC Ukeje.
“Potato Potahto has a fantastic creative team behind it. This film is definitely worth seeing,” says one of the producers Inya Lawal.
“The soundtrack was recorded on 3 different continents and features recordings from Swedish, French, British, Ghanian and Nigerian artists.,” says co-producer Georges Williams.
Potato Potahto is a co-production of WB Entertainment, 19 April Entertainment, Ascend International Studios, Virgo Sun Ltd, and Lufodo Productions. The film is distributed by Jambo Play. Nigeria-based distribution company FilmOne has first-look rights for Nigeria and UK.
Credits – Shirley Frimpong-Manso (Director/Producer/Writer) Inya Lawal (Producer) Ken Attoh (Producer/Cinematographer) Georges Williams (Producer)
For more details on the film, please visit www.potatopotahtofilm.com
Link to official Movie Trailer :
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/pOFrr1cR0v8
The link to the video of Q&A after the premiere at Cannes Film Festival is here:
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/GJE33SWhDUo
The online press kit for the film, with images and biographies of the cast and director can be found here: www.potatopotahtofilm.com/press
For additional information please contact Isabel Adams on +46761105389.
Company Name: Potato Potahto film
Contact Person: Isabel Adams, Jambo (Play PR director)