Hotel Called Memory
Director: Akin Omotoso
Company: Film Festival
Set in Lagos, Zanzibar and Cape Town, the film follows Lola as she grapples with an immense sense of failure from a broken marriage, while desperately holding on to the idea of love.
Akin Omotoso is a renowned South African filmmaker of Nigerian/West-Indian origin. A director of fiction, documentary and TV-series, he won the 2007 Standard Bank Young Artists Award. Among the films on his CV are the acclaimed Vaya, the rom-com Tell me Sweet Something and the recent documentary on black South African wine-makers, The Colour of Wine.