THE WEEKEND (Tribeca 2024) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

All hail the mighty Daniel Orihai, who bursts out of Nigeria with a pounding, intoxicating instant horror classic, The Weekend. Nikiya is everything her gentle vegetarian fiancé Luc could have dreamed of; she’s confident, beautiful and as in love with him as he is with her. But with no family of her own, she yearns for a place in a traditional family, which clashes directly with Luc’s years-long decision to sever all ties with his mother, father and sister. With an invitation to attend his parent’s wedding anniversary celebrations in the village where he grew up, Luc begrudgingly relents, but upon arrival it does not take long for him to remember why he wanted to keep his distance in the first place.

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