When Nigeria’s Andrew Dosunmu went to premiere his movie, Mother of George, at the 2013 Sundance Film festival i doubt if he considered it might be snagged by an international sales almost immediately.
The movie Mother of George which was sponsored by JustFilms (Ford Foundation’s social justice film fund) and according to reports German-UK company K5 International which handles worldwide sales of commercially-oriented, and primarily, English language feature films has picked up the movie for international sales.
Mother Of George stars Isaach De Bankolé, Danai Gurira, Tony Okungbowa, Yaya Alafia, Bukky Ajayi and is scheduled for release some time this year.
Here’s the synopsis for the movie and a video of Dosunmu introducing the movie.
At long last, handsome Ayodele Balogun, owner of a small Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn, will wed his beautiful fiancée, Adenike, and they will start a new life together in the United States. Their traditional Yoruba wedding culminates in a ceremony where Adenike is named for her yet-to-be-conceived son, George. But as the months pass without pregnancy, Ma George is torn between her Yoruba culture and her new life in America as she faces uncomfortable and unfamiliar choices in her struggle to save her marriage.