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

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’.

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“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.

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.