Movies of Monday, 27 July 2015
Despite general acknowledgement of her acting capabilities, Akorfa Edjeani’s appearances on the silver screen have been scanty in recent years and she has often attributed that to the absence of enough good scripts coming her way.
A script by Awo Ahiable, however, that caught her attention not too long ago has been turned into a movie with Akorfa in the lead role as Sally Badoo, a businesswoman.
Titled Pieces of Me and directed by Fiifi Coleman, the film premieres on Friday, July 31, at the Silverbird Cinemas, West Hills Mall at Weija in the Greater Accra Region.
“I fell for the script immediately I finished reading it because it challenges us all to be more critical in the way we weigh information that come our way,” Akofa says.
“It is an absorbing story. It cleverly cautions people to be careful and not believe everything they hear or read without verifying the truth or otherwise of the information in their hands. ” The versatile actress brings her vast experience to bear on the Sally Badoo character. In the film, she realises there is no apparent reason for the ruthless takeover of her life, family and company by certain forces.
She therefore swears that not even death would stop her from seeking the truth behind the collapse of her previously buoyant company and why her love life seems to be constantly hitting roadblocks.
Her acting in Pieces of Me is enhanced by the input of other top-notch players such as Ecow Smith-Asante, Fred Amugi, David Dontoh, Abeiku Acquah, Adjetey Anang and Irene Opare.
“It was fun working with them all. They are real professionals so we had a good time making the film.”
Also appearing in the film is South African spoken word performance artist, Napo Masheane. Her seething vindictiveness toward Sally, flavoured with perfectly timed comedic moments, adds a refreshing angle to the film.
Pieces of Me premiered to enthusiastic crowds in Washington DC in the United States last March.
“The US premiere went extremely well but we knew we had to bring the movie home, where it was made and to the audience it was meant for.
“ We are excited to celebrate its official African release in Ghana on July 31 at 6.00pm and 8.00pm,” the film’s director said.