If you are yet to get the memo of Rita Dominic’s cinema return this month, then you are up for a promising read. Yes, you heard it right – the iconic actress, who helped re-adjust Nollywood’s popularity on mainstream platforms is coming out with not just one, but two critically acclaimed feature films this March.
Per trailer reveal, Rita stars as Anjola, a mysterious singer who gets entangled in a threatening love affair with young Saxophonist Dejare (Nonso Bassey) in the psychological thriller ‘La Femme Anjola’. Their secret affair sparks danger for Dejare as Anjola’s fearful husband Odera Kalu (Chris Iheuwa) gets informed of the relationship.
It tackles the issue of love, lies, greed and seduction, while sliding into the cultural landscape of Nigeria. Given Rita’s screen credits in past years, ‘La Femme Anjola’ reaffirms and re-establishes the star quality she attaches to every role she plays, no matter how cliché the character appears.
Screen writer Tunde Babalola, credited with films such as ‘The Meeting’, ‘Citation’ and ‘October 1’ is behind ‘La Femme Anjola’ script. Dominic executive produced alongside Mildred Okwo via their production banner Audrey Silva Company. The latter also doubles as the film’s director. Silverbird Distribution has secured worldwide rights to distribute the film set for release on March 19, 2021.
Conjuring another irresistible performance in her second film ‘The Therapist’, Rita projects a reliable female powerhouse executing change against the regular system men are inclined to. Directed by Kayode Kasum (Sugar Rush, Fate of Alakada), the film also stars Toyin Ibraham, Shaffy Bello, Chidi Mokeme, Michelle Dede, Anthony Monjaro among others. It appears in Nigeria cinemas on March 26.
Both films will mark the multiple AMVCA winning actress’s comeback after a year and half hiatus from the big screen. She last appeared in 2019 with the Ekene Mekwunye thriller ‘Light in the Dark’, currently streaming on Netflix.