Kenyan Star Lizz Njagah won last Friday the best actress award in London Greek Film Festival for her performance in our Greek/Kenyan road movie “The Return of Lazarus”! This is courtesy of Historia Films.
The director of the movie and Lizz’s husband, Alexandros Konstantaras, manage to attend the festival and collect the award for her. In his speech he thanked the festival on Lizz’s behalf as well as the people who supported the project. He also said that he felt justified for casting Lizz in this challenging part, which was a bit different from what Lizz had acted until then and she manage not only to deliver a great performance but she even managed to overcome the language barrier.
Lizz from her side learned the good news while in Nigeria during shooting for the popular African soap “Tinsel” and she wrote on her facebook page:
“Oh wow, just found out that I won the Best Actress award at the London Greek Film Festival for my role in ‘Return Of Lazarus’ A film that is so close to my heart.. I dedicate my award to my husband. You are amazing baby. Thank you for all your encouragement and support. Couldn’t have done it without you.. And to all the wonderful cast and crew of the movie.. YOU ROCK! And finally Baba God who made ALL of this possible. Amen”
The 6th London Greek Film Festival drew to an end having showcased entries of high quality in all categories of film and script. True to its aim of being progressive and independent, the festival has developed to a meeting point for Greek film from all over the world. This year it featured 69 selected films of all genres: fiction feature films, short films, documentaries, experimental films, animation and video art. 68 of them were screened as part of the festival’s competition. 43 were a UK premiere and 14 a world premiere. There were also 19 selected competing scripts, of fiction feature and short films.-niaje