EYIMOFE (This Is My Wish) will have its Environment Premiere at The Berlin International Film Pageant. Directed by twin brothers Arie & Chuko Esiri it will be revealed at the Forum section of following month’s 70th edition.
Offered by GDN Studios the film was created by Chuko Esiri and made by Melissa Adeyemo. It was a 2018 Purple Listing Award winner and 1 of 10 assignments chosen for final year’s IFP Narrative Lab in New York.
100% financed by Nigerian buyers and shot on 16mm throughout Lagos State, Nigeria Eyimofe is a diptych that tells the tale of two people’s quest for what they believe that will be a greater existence in Europe.
Described as the alternate migrant tale Eyimofe strategies a much-discussed matter from a new viewpoint one particular in which we get to know who the people caught in raids and rescued from the sea are. Their desires and desires.
It stars Jude Akuwudike, Tomiwa Edun, Temi Ami-Williams, Cynthia Ebijie, and Jacob Alexander.
1 of “Big Three” festivals alongside Cannes and Venice, Nigeria has a background at the Berlinale starting with Hungarian director Andre Libik’s 1962 documentary quick The Ancestors. Made by the Ministry of Information and facts the documentary highlighted ancestral worship in Nigeria and received the Silver Bear.
In 2018 Chuko Esiri and Adamu Halilu were being the very first Nigerian filmmakers to display at the pageant. Chuko Esiri’s Besida performed in the shorter film part and Adamu Halilu’s 1976 attribute Shaihu Umar, which was restored with the guidance of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), and German Embassy Abuja, played in the Discussion board. An adaptation of Sir Tafawa Balewa’s 1955 novella Halilu’s film was the initially Hausa characteristic manufactured by the Federal Film Unit Kaduna.
EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY Wish)
Cast: Jude Akuwudike, Tomiwa Edun, Temi Ami-Williams, Cynthia Ebijie, Jacob Alexander, Chioma Omeruah
Director: Arie & Chuko
Author: Chuko Esiri
Producer: Melissa Adeyemo, Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
Govt Producers: Maiden Alex Ibru, Toke Alex Ibru, Olorogun Oskar Ibru, Kayode Akindele, Ifeoma Esiri
Director of Images: Arseni Khachaturan
Production Designer: Taisa Malouf
Costume Designer: Daniel Obasi
Editor: Andrew Stephen Lee
Music: Akin Adebowale