Shirley FrimpongManso’s ‘Potato Potahto’ an African marital comedy of errors, based in Ghana is set to show in cinemas from 30th November.
As directed by one of Africa’s best known female directors, Shirley Frimpong Manso, explained that the movie is named Potato Potatho which is, meaning the same thing but pronouncing it in different ways. In other words .a fun way of looking at things from different angle
“Potato Potahto” tells the story of a divorced couple whose plans to share their matrimonial home ended in chaos after the husband, Tony, brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife, Lulu, then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.
Speaking about the film, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, who wrote and directed the film said, “I just was wanted to write something fun and romantic and beautiful and also highlight some of the problems or issues that have been happening in our industry.”
“The soundtrack for the movie was recorded on three different continents and features recordings of Swedish, French, British, Ghanaian and Nigerian artists.” says co-producer Georges Williams.
The film has broken new ground with its Ghanaian, Nigerian, British, French and Swedish co-production aimed at making African-made cinema more accessible to global markets.
Starring the likes of OC Ukeje, Ghanaian actress and TV star Joselyn Dumas, and award winning Nollywood veteran Joke Silva, award winning Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh, LalaAkindoju, Nikki Samonas, AdjeteyAnang and Victoria Micheals.
“Potato Potatho’s a fantastic showcase of how international co-operation, talent and creativity can combine to give a wonderful and universally attractive film experience.
The movie has and will be premiered in Durban, Nigeria on the 24th, South Africa on the 24th and Ghana on the 30th of this month.