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18 Mar 2021
Star of Neflix rom-com “Namaste Wahala”, Ini Dima-Okojie speaks to film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson about the success of the movie about an Indian man and a Nigerian woman who fall in love, and how their relationship develops in the face of cultural differences. We review the French Oscars, the César Awards ceremony which took place at the weekend with a socially distanced audience of 150 people - nominees and presenters only. Albert Dupontel's "Adieu les cons" or “Bye Bye Morons” won seven prizes, including Best Film and Best Director.

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