All the Colors of the World Are Between Black and White, a film by Babatunde Apalowo, one of Nollywood’s rising filmmakers has been selected to have its world premiere at 2023’s Berlinale International Film Festival, while also competing in the Paranorma Section of the festival.
Written and directed by Apalowo in his directional debut, the film follows Bambino and Bawa, two guys who develop feelings of affection for each other while riding around Lagos for a photo competition society. Dwelling in a society where homosexuality is considered a taboo, they must sort out their their feelings .
It stars Tope Tedela (Blood Sisters), Riyo David (MTV Shuga) and Martha Ehinome Orhiere (The Pretty Ones are the Loneliest), Uche Chika Elumelu (The Wait) with Damilola Orimogunje producing.
In an interview reacting to his film’s selection for Berlinale 2023, Apalowo says, “Being selected to premiere my debut feature film on a big stage like the Berlinale is an incredible honor and validation of the hard work and dedication myself and the team put into the making of the film. It is an amazing opportunity to showcase my vision to a wider audience and further buttress the relevance of Nigerian cinema. It is a dream come true and I feel incredibly humbled and grateful for the opportunity.”
All the Colors of the World Are Between Black and White‘s selection for Berlinale 2023 as well as Mami Wata‘s selection for Sundance, two of the world’s foremost film festivals marks a astounding start for the new year for Nollywood.