Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

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 and they are sketching out the need to leave Nigeria at the same time. 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.

Film Festivals

São Paulo International Film Festival 2020 Winner New Directors Competition- Best Fiction | San Francisco International Film Festival 2021 Winner- Best Director | Seattle International Film Festival 2021 Winner-New Directors Competition

Berlin International Film Festival 2020- Best First Feature