18th Annual Indy Film Fest

Eyimofe [This is My Desire]

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Set in Lagos, Nigeria Eyimofe (This is My Desire) follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores. A passport, photos and a visa form recurring elements. The characters’ misfortunes are part of their everyday life as they sketch out the need to leave Nigeria. At the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, status, money, gender, skin colour and family structures are inextricably connected. The longing for another life is but one thread in this complex mesh, a promise that floats above things at once near and far away.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    116 minutes
  • Country
    Nigeria, United States
  • Director
    Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
  • Screenwriter
    Chuko Esiri
  • Producer
    Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri, Melissa O. Adeyemo
  • Executive Producer
    Toke Alex Ibru
  • Cast
    Jude Akuwudike, Temi Ami-Williams, Cynthia Ebijie, Tomiwa Edun, Jacob Alexander, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah
  • Cinematographer
    Arseni Khachaturan
  • Production Design
    Taisa Malouf