Stanlee Ohikuare’s Short Film, ‘Coat of Harm’, To Premiere at Cannes Film Festival


Nollywood short film, ‘Coat of Harm’ has been selected to screen and premiere at the 70th Cannes film festival which opened on May 17 in Cannes, France.

The 15-minute short film, directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare, veteran filmmaker stars Nollywood actors Ndubisi Donald, Funky Mallam, Daniel O. David, David Ohikhuare, Napoleon EH and Stephenie Ohikhuare.

‘Coat of Harm’ is about two dead neighbors who have one last discussion as corpses in a local morgue after one of them facilitates a terror attack that results in their death.

Their conceived closeness in life is scrutinised in death, as they both make new discoveries of innate hate that are fueled by ‘indoctrination’.

In 2015, Stanlee Ohikhuare was at the Cannes film festival with “Iterum”, also a 15-minute short film starring Kiki Omeili and Paul Utomi.

The Cannes ‘court metrage’ (or short film corner) is an attempt to offer an all-encompassing panorama of short film production worldwide, as well as to stimulate the creativity of short film artistes.

Meanwhile, organisers of the 2017 Cannes film festival say there will be no Hollywood blockbusters this year as the festival opens on Wednesday.

Cannes film festival is an international film festival that draws attention to and raises the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of global cinema.

The festival will end on May 28.


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