25/01/2022

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Michael Omonua’s ‘Rehearsal’ snags new international award

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The ‘Juju Stories’ filmmaker confirmed the short film’s latest feat via an Instagram post. “Very honoured that Rehearsal won Best International Short Film last night at @panoramacoisadecinema We’re grateful to the festival + jury,” Omonua wrote.

Starring Ruby Akubueze, Brutus Richard, Chimezie Imo and Amanda Oruh, the 15-minute short film follows actors rehearsing for a play about a church group rehearsing miracles. The actors take on the roles of a church group rehearsing a performative piece but soon, it becomes clear that the church in the play isn’t what it seems.

‘Rehearsal’ is set to screen in Nigeria at the first edition of the Surreal16 film festival slated for December 10-11, 2021.