Award-winning Nigerian film Debut in Lagos Cinemas on Friday April 23
GDN Studios, part of The Guardian Group, has released a moving trailer for its debut film Eyimofe (This is My Desire), ahead of its Lagos premiere on Sunday 18th April and cinema release on Friday 23rd April. The trailer is available here.
Ever since a teaser for the film dropped in March, film fans have been yearning for a closer look at why Eyimofe has received rave reviews from audiences at international festivals, film critics and industry media. The new trailer shows highly emotional scenes, as the main characters explore dubious ways to escape the hardship of their lives in Nigeria. The beautiful cinematography, shot on 16mm film, captures the harshness of the environment, contrasting with the raw emotions expressed by a superb cast.
Eyimofe traces the parallel lives of Mofe, a long-suffering electrician and part-time security guard, and Rosa, a struggling hairdresser and bartender, both trying to navigate illegal ways of fleeing the country. It has been screened at over twenty major festivals, including the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival 2020, the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival, and the American Film Institute (AFI) Film Festival; and has won awards at the São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil) and the Torino Film Festival (Italy).
To view this striking trailer, click here now.
Eyimofe opens in cinemas on Friday 23rd April in selected cinemas across Nigeria. For further information, visit www.eyimofe.film.