This might just be the most beautiful film I’ve ever seen.
Andrew Dosunmu’s second feature, “Mother of George,” starring Danai Gurira of The Walking Dead, takes viewers inside a slice of life we rarely see: African immigrants in America.
Shadow & Act describes the film, which hits theaters September 13, as a “visually-stunning, heartbreaking drama” about a woman who struggles to balance her new life in Brooklyn, with the cultural traditions of her Nigerian homeland.
After her wedding to her longtime love Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé), Adenike (Gurira) tries desperately to have a child. But when the couple’s road to conception proves more complicated than expected, they are forced to make some difficult choices that may jeopardize their lives forever.
Mother of George won Best Cinematography at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and for good reason. The film is awash in colors, and Bradford Young, the cinematographer, showcases Gurira’s sable-colored skin in all of its glory.