THE PERFECT PICTURE (2009) (Ghana: 2009)

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Director: Shirley Frimpong-Manso

Adjetey Anang
Jackie Appiah
Naa Ashorkor Mensa Doku
Chris Attoh
Lydia Forson
Nana Kwame Osei-Sarpong
Kweku Sintim-Misa

Synopsis: In this film, three women face the challenges of marriage and relationships. One must deal with marital problems; one realizes that although she is ready to commit to a monogamous relationship, her partner is not; and one must choose between pursuing a relationship for money or for love.

Reviews and Articles:

Ameyaw Debrah, Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Perfect Picture. Jamati (entertainment website)

The Perfect Picture, a Shirley Frimpong-Manso Film. Mimi (blog)

‘The Perfect Picture’ breaks new ground in Ghanaian Cinema. Bella Naija (website)

Oluniyi D. Ajao, Movie Review: The Perfect Picture. TechBaron (online resource)

Academic Articles:

Masculinities in Ghanaian Fiction and Film by Theresah Patrine Ennin. The University of Wisconsin – Madison, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2013. ProQuest. Web. pp. 118-144

African Video Movies and Global Desires: A Ghanaian History by Carmela Garritano. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2013. Project MUSE. Web.  <>.

Sensing the sonic and mnemonic: Digging through grooves, Afro-feelings and Black markets in Ghana, 1966–present by Sionne Rameah Neely. University of Southern California, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2010. 3418135.

African Video Movies and Global Desires: A Ghanaian History by Carmela Garritano. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2013. Project MUSE. Web. <>.




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