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Stay tuned after the film for a Q&A with co-director and screenwriter Chuko Esiri and producer Melissa Adeyemo, moderated by Lashawnda Becoats!

A triumph at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, the revelatory debut feature from codirectors (and twin brothers) Arie and Chuko Esiri is a heartrending and hopeful portrait of everyday human endurance in Lagos, Nigeria. Shot on richly textured 16 mm film and infused with the spirit of neorealism, Eyimofe traces the journeys of two distantly connected strangers—Mofe (Jude Akuwudike), an electrician dealing with the fallout of a family tragedy, and Rosa (Temi Ami-Williams), a hairdresser supporting her pregnant teenage sister—as they each pursue their dream of starting a new life in Europe while bumping up against the harsh economic realities of a world in which every interaction is a transaction. From these intimate stories emerges a vivid snapshot of life in contemporary Lagos, whose social fabric is captured in all its vibrancy and complexity.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    116 minutes
  • Language
    Nigerian English
  • Country
  • Rating
  • Director
    Arie & Chuko Esiri
  • Screenwriter
    Chuko Esiri
  • Producer
    Melissa O. Adeyemo, Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
  • Cast
    Jude Akuwudike, Temi Ami-Williams, Tomiwa Edun, Cynthia Ebijie
  • Cinematographer
    Arseni Khachaturan
  • Editor
    Andrew Stephen Lee
  • Production Design
    Taisa Malouf
  • Composer
    Akin Adebowale