The line-up for Nigerian made productions that will be showing at the Toronto International Film Festival (#TIFF2017) continues. Earlier this week we saw the trailer for the short film “Still Water Runs Deep” that’s scheduled to appear at the Film Festival and here’s another one.
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is an upcoming 100 minute film that is set to premiere at this year’s TIFF festival. RHH is directed by Ishayo Bako (Road to Yesterday) and stars Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Joke Silva, Olu Jacobs, Deyemi Okanlawon, Ini Dima Okojie, O.C. Ukeje, Lota Chukwu, Charles Inojie, Buchi Franklin, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Toni Tones, Jide Kosoko, Rachel Oniga and Akah Nnani amongst others.
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is a romantic comedy about a Nigerian couple who run a charming, but run-down, boutique hotel in a little town in Nigeria. In desperation, husband Segun decides to sell the hotel without his wife’s knowledge, as a way of settling all their debts. Their daughter is living in London, working a dead-end job while trying to open her own restaurant.
When she decides to return to Nigeria for a vacation, Mom and Dad are elated for different reasons. Dad wants her to sign the papers to sell the hotel she is destined to inherit, while Mom can’t wait to marry her off to a charming property developer, Deji. When daughter Opeoluwa meets Deji by accident, she has no idea that he has made the deal to buy the hotel.
Just as she is finally falling for Deji, despite much resistance, she learns the truth and is devastated. Determined to save the hotel from being replaced by a shopping mall, she sets up an amazing fundraiser; but it is not enough.
With just hours to go, an anonymous donor steps in and saves the hotel from demolition. Surprisingly, her savior is Deji, who proves that love always finds a way.