New Directors Competition
The film follows the routine of the protagonists Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, in Lagos, Nigeria. After Mofe loses his family and Rosa fails to deliver on a promise, their travel plans collapse forcing them to reconsider living abroad. As time passes and wounds heal, they learn the future they desperately seek can be built at home. With a dramatic but everyday narrative, the feature explores the first step of the socioeconomic ladder, in which status, color skin, family structures and money are connected.
Presented at Berlin International Film Festival.
Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
Andrew Stephen Lee
Jude Akuwudike, Adetomiwa Edun, Temi Ami-Williams, Cynthia Ebijie
Melissa O. Adeyemo, Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
Ominira Studios, Kimiera Media, GDN Productions
The brothers were born in Warri, Nigeria, in 1985. They studied screenwriting and directing in New York City: Arie studied at Columbia University and Chuko went to New York University. Together, they directed the short film Goose (2017). Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) is the duo’s first feature.