‘MONA’ – Film Featuring One of Cinema’s First African Female Assassins Hits UK screens

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Mona the movie

Indie Revolutionary Releasing Presents, An AEA FIlm Production in Association with OKP Productions…MONA the movie.

Mona the movie

As the British government contemplates entry into the EC, Mona (Marlene Abuah), a Bissau-Guinean female assassin has just returned to London from an international operation. Upon her arrival she discovers that the Portuguese government has been instrumental in the death of a loved one, and decides she must end Portuguese colonial rule entirely by taking the head of its leader, the Prime Minister. As his official state visit looms, only has one chance to assassinate him.

This is a film which is filled with political intrigue and psychological edge. It is one of the first films of its kind featuring an African female assassin and is set to break boundaries with its diverse, critically acclaimed cast and historic content.

A week before the Portuguese Prime Minister, Dr Ribeiro is due to arrive in London for a state visit, the head of the Portuguese secret Police is murdered by a hooker in his hotel room. Protests in London have been growing due to Portugal’s harsh foreign policy in its colony of Mozambique.

Anthony Abuah film, Mona

British intelligence fears there may be an attempt on the life of Dr Ribeiro and assigns one hundred Special Branch detectives to protect him during his four day stay, led by Commissioner Holmes. Unbeknownst to them, a small group of Afro-Portuguese revolutionaries called the R.D.U. have called on their most gifted assassin, Mona to assassinate Dr Ribeiro.

Mona has been well received in 2016 playing at numerous international festivals and receiving several accolades including the Grand Nile Prize at the prestigious Luxor African Film Festival.

The cast which includes Marlene Abuah (Dr Who, Sugar Rush), Jonathan Hansler (currently performing in Stephen Jeffreys’ The Libertine, Haymarket Theatre), David Avery (BBC’s The Night Manager, Border Line) and Summer of Love singer and actor Lonyo Engele (A.D., The Bible).

A series of screenings kick off exclusively to the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square beginning on Saturday, 21st January 2017 with a red carpet affair in the heart of London’s West End.

 

About The Filmmakers

Director, writer and producer Anthony Abuah began his career as an actor in London. Born in Kenya to a Nigerian Father and Rwandese/Ugandan mother, he spent most of his youth living in various countries across Central and West Africa.  In October 2011, Anthony began production on his debut feature film, Woolwich Boys about a gang of 419 fraudsters in South London which received critical acclaim and was well received by film fans.

For ‘Mona’, Abuah has partnered with creative visionary, British Nigerian founder of OKP Productions, Segilola Ogidan. With a wealth of knowledge in script development, production and film finance, Segilola adds a clear cut determination to any project she works on. In 2014 she successfully completed her first feature film ‘MUM, DAD, MEET SAM’, which she wrote and produced herself.  Working on ‘MONA’ has been a labour of love for Ogidan who wants to use this film to showcase how diverse and creative African filmmakers can be.

Genres – Political thriller, Psychological Thriller, Suspense
Tag line – ‘A Luta Continua’
Countries – UK, Nigeria
Years – 2016

For tickets visit www.themonamovie.com

 

 

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