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Title of the film: Sinking Sands
Director: Leila Djansi
The story isn’t your typical ‘boy meets girl and falls in love,’ it offers a twist to it. The ‘twist’ is very relevant to today’s society where love seems to be the order of the day. The movie had the right amount of suspense and the execution of the scenes was brilliant. The director did an excellent job in presenting events in the story; there was hardly any scene that was unnecessary. From the setting, lightening, editing, to set design, costume, all the elements worked brilliantly well together.
All the actors and actresses played out their roles so well. Jimmy Jean Louis did an excellent job with his character. The switch from the loving, caring, romantic to the extremely frustrated, angry character was superb… He played both personalities so well it became believable and I’m wondering if some of the other acts had to step up their game. Whatever it was that happened, it worked!!! Ama Abrebrese brought her character to life so much I started weeping at some point.
The only thing I think that could have been improved upon in the movie was the lack of background music. At some stage, I had to wake myself up not because the story wasn’t captivating enough but just because of the silence that carried on throughout the movie. Probably, some extra upbeat scenes would have helped. The soundtrack for the movie, however while the credits were running, was good.
The Ghallywood + Nollywood + Hollywood collaboration works. We need more like this. I would gladly recommend this movie