For a long time, I gave up on Nigerian movies – almost all – like a man who just bade earth goodbye.
I can’t say exactly why but it didn’t appeal to me anymore. I think growing up, they bored me silly and I desperately wanted out of sillyland.
I’ve spent the past two months watching 24 and learning. I’ve spent over seven years unwatching (sic) all Nigerian movies I’ve ever watched.
Then a good friend told me, “I’m seeing Road To Yesterday tomorrow.”
“It’s a Nigerian movie. The new Nollywood.”
I had doubts about it but then, I told her we could go together. And we did!
Road To Yesterday is stellar. Genevieve did a good one on the story.
Nice story-line. Great flashbacks. Awesome last scenes that got me going, “I want to write like the script writer who pulled this off.”
A movie that mirrors how we get to (not) resolve our relationship issues even when we say, “Let’s talk.”
We scream instead of communicating just because we feel the person can’t exactly hear us anymore. That our hearts are far apart and there’s love lost.
But when that person is gone, we wish we’d set aside our pride/mistakes and resolved ish.We scream instead of communicating just because we feel the person can't exactly hear us anymore. Click To Tweet
But dead people don’t talk. Dead parents don’t talk. Dead siblings don’t talk. Dead friends don’t talk. Dead lovers don’t talk.
Living people do.But Road To Yesterday is stellar. Genevieve did a good one on the story. Click To Tweet