The Ghost and the House of Truth
Title: The Ghost and the House of Truth
Director: Akin Omotoso
Language: English and Pidgin English
Set in Lagos, Nigeria, The Ghost and the House of Truth follows Bola Ogun (BAFTA Breakthrough Brit winner Susan Wokoma), a single mother and dedicated counsellor who brokers reconciliation sessions between convicts and their victims. But when her 10 year old daughter Nike (Imoleayo Olusanya) goes missing after school, Bola finds herself in the role of vigilante, thanks to an ineffectual justice system who are unable to move forward with their enquiries. Her only hope is to find answers through her closest ally – the feisty pregnant Police Inspector Folashade (played by Kate Henshaw-Nuttall) who is nicknamed ‘stainless’ for her strength, resilence and skilled precision in The Child Protection Unit of Lagos. What follows is a tenuous chase across Lagos to catch her child’s ‘abductor’ only to find all is not what it seems.
The Ghost and the House of Truth is directed by SAFTA and Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award-winning director Akin Omotoso (Tell Me Sweet Something), who also won the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Director for Vaya. The crime drama also stars Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) Best Actress winner Kate Henshaw (Chief Daddy, 4th Republic) as Folashade, a police inspector in the Child Protection Unit, Fabian Adeoye Lojede (Jacob’s Cross, October 1), and AMAA Best Young Actor winner Kemi Lala Akindoju (Dazzling Mirage, Banana Island Ghost, Fifty), who also co-produced the film.
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