The Nigerian film ‘Eyimofe (This Is My Desire)’ has been selected to screen at the 50th-anniversary edition of the New Directors/New Films festival in New York.
The announcement was made by the Museum of Modern Art and Film at Lincoln Center New York ahead of the film’s Nigerian premiere at the Ebonylife Place on the 18th of April and its cinematic release on April 23rd.
The prestigious festival has in the past five decades seen top directors including Martin Scorsese, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Agnès Varda walk through its Lincoln Center.
Eyimofe has been recognized among 27 features and 11 short films to audiences nationwide in the MoMA and FLC virtual cinemas, and to New Yorkers at Film at Lincoln Center, for representing the present and anticipating the future of cinema.
It also won the Achilles Valdosta Award at the recently concluded Torino Film Festival in Italy.
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.
Presented by Guardian’s GDN Studios, the drama was written by Chuko Esiri and produced by Melissa Adeyemo. It stars Jude Akwudike, Tomiwa Edun and Jacob Alexander.