All roads led to the Filmhouse Cinemas in Lekki on the 19th of October 2019 for the exclusive screening and premiere of the highly anticipated movie “Farming”. Written and directed by Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje, Farming tells the tale of his traumatic early life which he turned into a drama for his directorial debut. The movie premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Michael Powell Award at the 2019 Edinburgh Film Festival.
Farming, which had been in the works for nearly two decades, explored a real-life mystery. It follows Adewale’s journey in the 1970s in Tilbury, Essex. Raised by foster parents and associating himself with the violently racist local skinhead gang. This caused him to be displaced from his cultural heritage and trying to find his identity.
The event kicked off with an evening of drinks at the Filmhouse Signature Lounge, where guests were treated to cocktails and then proceeded to the cinema for the exclusive screening. Media and guests present were overwhelmed with emotions after the screening and an insightful question and answer session followed.
The premiere had in attendance several known faces such as Beverly Naya, Adunni Ade, Latasha Lagos, Eku Edewor, Ifan Micheals, Mimi Onlaja, Akah Nnani amongst others. The premiere evening in Lagos was powered by FilmOne, Filmhouse Cinemas, Accelerate, Access bank & Stunt Group.