Mother Of George
Filmfest 2014

In Andrew Dosunmu's poetic and moving MOTHER OF GEORGE, Adenike weds the charismatic Ayodele, the owner of a small Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn. Their traditional wedding culminates in a ceremony where Adenike is named for her yet-to-be-conceived son, George. But as the months pass without pregnancy, Adenike faces uncomfortable and unfamiliar choices in her desperate struggle to save her marriage.

"I want to bring the weight of the African oral tradition to filmmaking, and my challenge is to bring that fluidity, that feeling, those emotion that the hearing of a story at your grandfather's knee evokes. Can we make films that breathe, enter us and reach deep inside us the way hearing a story from someone's own mouth does? Can we make films that have that rhythm, and that quality of tone?"
Andrew Dosunmu

tags: Relationship, Women, Society, Cultural Conflict, Feature film

Cast: Isaach De Bankolé, Danai Gurira, Yaya DaCosta, Anthony Okungbowa, Bukky Ajayi

Credits

Screenplay: Darci Picoult

Director of Photography: Bradford Young

Film Editor: Oriana Soddu

Composer: Brooke Wentz

Production Designer: Alison Hepler

Costume Design: Mobolaji Dawodu

Producer: Carly Hugo

Co-Producer: Patrick Cunningham, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen

Production Company: Parts and Labor

World Sales: K5 International GmbH

Director: Andrew Dosunmu