Mother Of George
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Director Andrew DosunmuYear 2013Genre(s) Dramas
Adenike and Ayodele Balogun are a traditional Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, New York and working together to run a small family restaurant. Following their joyful marriage, like most Nigerian couples, they were expected to have children. However, after so many years, it becomes clear that one of them is struggling with fertility issues, and there is little chance of conception between the two of them. With Ayodele's mother dreaming of them having a son named George and wanting what she believes is a perfect life for her son, Adenike fears that he will stray from her and is forced to make a decision that could either ruin or salvage their floundering marriage. However, it soon becomes clear that the only way to save them is to make sure she keeps her decision secret.
'Mother of George' is a touching drama about true love, family loyalty and honour. It has been directed by Andrew Dosunmu ('Restless City') and written by Darci Picoult in his screenwriting debut. It won the Cinematography Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize; a desperate story that will no doubt tug on the heartstrings of all who watch it. It will hit theatres on September 13th 2013.
Starring: Isaach De Bankole, Danai Gurira, Yaya Alafia, Anthony Okungbowa, Bukky Ajayi, Angelique Kidjo