Mother Of George
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?"
Cast: Isaach De Bankolé, Danai Gurira, Yaya DaCosta, Anthony Okungbowa, Bukky Ajayi
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