Actress Danai Gurira (best known for her role as Michonne on AMC's "The Walking Dead") stars in the indie feature film "Mother of George," a poetic and moving drama directed by Andrew Dosunmu ("Restless City").
Dosunmu's critically acclaimed film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and will make its New York premiere at the BAM Cinemafest before opening in limited theatrical release in mid-September.
"Mother of George" features stunning visuals from acclaimed cinematographer Bradford Young ("Ain't Them Bodies Saints") and tells the story of a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, who face marital complications due to their inability to conceive a child together.
Here's the full synopsis:
After the joyous wedding between Adenike (Gurira) and Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé), a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, marital complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child. The problem devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it.
Dosunmu captures the nuances of this unique and fascinating culture by creating a beautiful, vibrant, and moving portrait of a couple whose joys and struggles are at once intimate and universal.
The film also stars Yaya Decosta Alafia and Tony Okungbowa. It was written by Darci Picoult, and produced by Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy of Parts & Labor and Matt Parker & Carly Hugo, along with Picoult, Chris Maybach, Saemi Kim and Okungbowa.
Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Writer: Darci Picoult
Starring: Danai Gurira, Isaach De Bankole, Yaya DaCosta Alafia, Tony Okungbowa, Bukky Ajayi, Angelique Kidjo
Running Time: 107 Minutes
Release Date: September 13, 2013 (NY) /September 20, 2013 (LA)
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