By Arie ESIRI, Chuko ESIRI

ASPECT RATIO - as SALES All rights, World

First film - Completed 2019

An alternate migrant tale that focuses on the people caught in raids and rescued from the sea.

& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2020
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • First film, Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Arie ESIRI, Chuko ESIRI
    • Writer(s)
    • Chuko ESIRI
    • Producer(s)
    • Melissa ADEYEMO
    • Synopsis
    • The two parts of EYIMOFE are entitled "Spain" and “Italy”. The European countries remain invisible as we follow the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, in Lagos. A passport, photos and a visa form recurring, yet still marginal elements in each part of the film, which only touch briefly, while the daily lives of the protagonists are described in detail. Their misfortunes are not narrated in overly dramatic fashion and seem normal as such, sketching out the need to leave Nigeria and accompanying problems. At the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, status, money, gender, skin colour and family structures are inextricably connected. EYIMOFE speaks of these entanglements with emphatic patience, which grow ever tighter. The longing for another life is but one thread in this complex mesh, a promise that floats above things and far away from them at the same time.