WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY EKWA MSANGI
*2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL – OFFICIAL SELECTION*
*2020 AFI FEST – OFFICIAL SELECTION*
*2020 BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL – OFFICIAL SELECTION*
*2020 MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL – OFFICIAL SELECTION*
*WINNER – 2020 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING*
STARRING – Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (“The Chi”), Zainab Jah (FALSE POSITIVE), Jayme Lawson (THE BATMAN)
IFC Films’ intimate new film FAREWELL AMOR brings you on a lyrical journey through the interconnected lives of an Angolan immigrant family in Brooklyn. Following its premiere as an Official Selection of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Tanzanian-American Ekwa Msangi’s debut feature FAREWELL AMOR received critical acclaim, being celebrated for both its filmmaking prowess and the powerful performances from the cast. Themes of family, courage, and cultural identity are all delicately explored through this unflinchingly honest immigrant story set against a gritty New York City backdrop. IFC Fills will be releasing FAREWELL AMOR in select theaters and on digital and VOD platforms on Friday, December 11, 2020.
SYNOPSIS – After 17 years apart, Angolan immigrant Walter is joined in the U.S. by his wife and teen daughter. Now absolute strangers sharing a one bedroom Brooklyn apartment, they struggle to overcome the emotional distance between them. Walter is trying to let go of a previous relationship while his wife Esther struggles with a new country, culture and a husband who seems distant. Their daughter Sylvia is a dancer just like her father, and while she also finds her new life difficult, she bravely starts to explore the city and show herself through dance. The film is both a universal immigrant story and the unique perspective of three characters bound together by history and hope. It is an intimate and deeply personal look at an inter-generational tale that has defined America since its inception.