Blessing Egbe’s new film The Women, which hits cinemas across Nigeria on Friday, September 29, 2017 will reunite actors Kate Henshaw, Kalu Ikeagwu and Femi Branch since they featured in the high-octane 2005 TV series, Domino.
The producer and director responsible for the wave-making Lekki Wives returns to the cinemas this independence weekend with the thrilling drama, The Women staring heavy hitters Ufuoma McDermott as Omo, Kate Henshaw as Ene, Omoni Oboli as Teni and Blessing Obiang as Rose, who play four dysfunctional friends whose friendship is marked by rivalry, gossip and competition.
Kalu Ikeagwu plays Bez, Femi Branch is Ayo, while Gregory Ojefua and Anthony Monjaro are Chubby and Maro, respectively.
The core of the movie is summed up by Teni who tells her husband Bez (Kalu Ikeagwu) that “where two or three women are gathered, there is a silent war.”
The silent war in The Women eventually escapes its lid and bursts into the open with very devastating consequences.
Blessing Egbe, who wrote, produced and directed the film, said it is a feel-good dramedy that will entertain and leave those who see it wanting more.
“Even though it addresses very serious man / woman issues, it does so with large doses of humour and in the process teaches lessons of true friendship, truth and contentment. Please go out and enjoy yourselves. It will be worth your time,” she said.
Following the true and tested formula of a get-away weekend during which old secrets surface leading to revelations and dire consequences, The Women sees four couples on a weekend get-away to celebrate one of the women’s 40th birthday. A chance encounter with a young woman leads to an altercation between her and the birthday girl that precipitates a complete unravelling not just of their friendships but their marriages.
The four lead female actors give a good account of themselves from the sultry and discontented Omo to the snobbish Teni and then the uninhibited Ene and the sexually frustrated Rose. All the women have something they are looking for.
The producers said The Women is a delight to watch.
See the trailer below.