BEFORE THE VOWS
Following the success of her acclaimed TV series AN AFRICAN CITY, Ghanaian filmmaker Nicole Amarteifio's feature debut is a warm-hearted romantic comedy about Afua (Maame Adjei), a modern-day Ghanaian woman with plans to marry her fiancé Nii (John Dumelo). The only problem is, Afua is not sure she believes in marriage. Her divorced parents, an unbearable stepmother and Nii's bickering married parents cause Afua to question the very thing planned for just a few weeks away: her wedding. After watching Afua prance around town with her fiancé — selecting a cake, finalizing decorations and altering her dress — we then see her start pondering what makes a marriage work. Nursing nostalgic feelings for a former crush, Afua devises an unconventional plan to ensure that she and Nii embark on a long and happy life together. However, the plan devised to help them may harm them — even before their intended "I do's." Official Selection, 2018 New York African Film Festival. (Note adapted from New York African Film Festival.) DIR/SCR/PROD Nicole Amarteifio. PROD Ramesh Jai. Ghana, 2018, color, 88 min. In English. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.