WHO’S IN IT?

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Zainab Jah (Dinner Rush), Jayme Lawson (film debut), Joie Lee (She Hate Me), Nana Mensah (The Misogynists), Marcus Scribner (Confessional), Brandon Lamar (Denounced)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Ekwa Msangi (film debut), director, writer, producer; Sam Bisbee (The Hero), Huriyyah Muhammad (My Girlfriend’s Back), Josh Penn (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and Joe Plummer (Colewell), producers; Osei Essed (Always in Season), composer; Bruce Francis Cole (Falcon Song), cinematographer; Jeanne Applegate (Dark Night) and Justin Chan (Monsters and Men), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

17 years after being forced to flee Angola for New York City, Walter (Mwine) is reunited with his wife Esther (Jah) and daughter Sylvia (Lawson) when they fly in to stay with him in his one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment. The family soon discovers that being apart for so many years has turned them into strangers, and together they must learn to overcome the personal and political hurdles, and rely on their muscle memory of dance to recapture the feeling of home…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

A powerful and timely portrayal of family, Ekwa Msangi’s directorial debut is a beautiful encapsulation of what it means to be together and call somewhere home.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2020 (AVAILABLE ON MUBI)

 

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