Eyimofe (this is my desire)

GDN Studios, Kimera Media, Ominira Studios

DVD - 2022

This revelatory, award-winning debut feature from co-directors (and twin brothers) Arie and Chuko Esiri is a heartrending and hopeful portrait of everyday human endurance in Lagos, Nigeria. Shot on richly textured 16 mm film and infused with the spirit of neorealism, it traces the journeys of two distantly connected strangers Mofe, an electrician dealing with the fallout of a family tragedy, and Rosa, a hairdresser supporting her pregnant teenage sister as they each pursue their dream of startin...g a new life in Europe while bumping up against the harsh economic realities of a world in which every interaction is a transaction. From these intimate stories emerges a vivid snapshot of life in contemporary Lagos, whose social fabric is captured in all its vibrancy and complexity.

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Series
Criterion collection ; 1121.
Subjects
Genres
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
[Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection [2022]
Edition
Director-approved two-DVD special edition
Language
Creoles and Pidgins, English-based (Other)
English
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 2020.
Wide screen (1.66:1).
Special features: New conversation between the directors, moderated by filmmaker Bette Gordon; Interview with producer Melissa O. Adeyemo; Deleted scenes featuring audio commentary by the directors; Three short films: Goose (2017) directed by Arie and Chuko Esiri, Besida (2018) directed by Chuko Esiri; and Because Men in Silk Shirts on Lagos Nights (2018) directed by Arie Esiri; an essay by writer and filmmaker Maryam Kazeem.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen (1.66:1) ; 5.1 surround
Production Credits
Director of photography, Arseni Khachaturan ; editor, Andrew Stephen Lee ; music, Akin Adebowale.
ISBN
9781681439303
1681439301
Corporate Authors
GDN Studios (presenter), Kimera Media (production company), Ominira Studios
Other Authors
Arie Esiri (film director), Chuko Esiri (film producer), Melissa O. Adeyemo (actor), Jude Akuwudike, Tomiwa Edun, Temi Ami-Williams, Cynthia Ebijie, Jacob Alexander