It's the 1980s in rural Ghana, and Atswei (Lydia Forson) is heavily pregnant and desperate to get to Ateke to deliver her baby. But when she and husband Boi (Adjetey Anang, POTATO POTAHTO) miss the morning train — the only means of transport to the city — the hapless couple are left stranded in the blazing sun with only Boi's boombox for encouragement. A madcap race against time follows in this colorful screwball comedy, with wry but affectionate nods to Ghanaian traditions and gender dynamics. Accra-based band Worlasi provides the kinetic heartbeat to this impressive debut from Peter Sedufia, one of the shining lights of Ghana's vibrant contemporary film scene. (Note adapted from Film Africa.) Winner, Special Jury Prize, 2018 Luxor African Film Festival; Official Selection, 2017 Film Africa, 2018 Africa in Motion, New York African film festivals, 2019 FESPACO Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Peter Sedufia; PROD Manaa Abdallah. Ghana, 2017, color, 98 min. In English. NOT RATED
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