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Director: Andrew Dosunmu Genre: Drama Length: 106 Minutes
Country: Nigeria & USA Languages: English and Yoruba
Winner: Best Cinematography, USA Dramatic, 2013 Sundance Film Festival
A stunningly imagined account of African immigrant life in present-day Brooklyn, “Mother of George” is a film with a visual manner so unusual it and forcefully elaborated. Style and story unite to create a singularly mesmerizing look at a culture within a culture. Excerpts from RogerEbert.com
SYNOPSIS (Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Adenike and Ayodele (played by “The Black Panther” star Danai Gurira, and veteran actor Isaach De Bankolé) are a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn.
Following the joyous celebration of their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child -‐ a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it.
Acclaimed director Andrew Dosumnu (Restless City) captures the nuances of this unique and fascinating culture by creating a beautiful, vibrant, and moving portrait of a couple whose joys and struggles are at once intimate and universal.