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Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s ‘Rebecca’ at Goethe-Institute

BY: The Mirror
Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s ‘Rebecca’ at Goethe-Institute
Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s ‘Rebecca’ at Goethe-Institute

‘Rebecca’, a film by accomplished Ghanaian director, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, will on Thursday, December 7 be screened at the Goethe-Institut in Accra.

Shot in 2016, the film will be the last in a series shown by the Goethe-Institut since July this year that focused on well-produced Ghanaian films. The series was dubbed ‘African Perspectives’.

“Rebecca” is about an egoistic city guy who finds himself abandoned and lost in the middle of a deserted road.

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He, however, gets a rude awakening when he realises that his only companion, a timid looking village girl who had been forced to marry a few hours earlier, is anything but ordinary.

Currently the CEO of Sparrow Productions - a film, television and advertising production company - Frimpong-Manso won the Best Director prize at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards with her ‘Perfect Picture’ film in 2010 in Nigeria.

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Some of her other films are ‘Life And Living It’, ‘Scorned’, ‘Sting In A Tale’, ‘Checkmate’ and ‘Potomanto’.

In 2013, she was ranked the 48th most influential person in Ghana by E.tv Ghana.

The ‘Rebecca’ screening is being supported by the Goethe-Institut in Accra.