Farewell Amor (2020)

Jan 25, 2020 | Drama, General Film

Director: Ekwa Msangi

Writer(s): Ekwa Msangi

Starring: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah, Jayme Lawson, Joie Lee, Nana Mensah, Marcus Scribner, Brandon Lamar, Felipe Almonte, Darlene Arrington, Jessie Barnes Jr., Joy Batra, Tremaine Brown Jr., Francisco Burgos, Shirley Capaldo, Mariam C. Chemmoss, Khalilah Daye, Sanjit De Silva, Julian Fadullon, Dylan Flashner, Didrianna Foreman, Bettina Goolsby, Ahmed Hassouna, Virginia Hastings, Amy Hohn, Majah Hype, Aitbon Legba, Olivia Legrado, Imani Lewis, Kristen Maxwell, Memo, Joel Michaely, Mustaphai Mitchell, Hector Palacios, Chrisanthos Petsilas, Dj Plo, Clement Richard, Rayshawn Richardson, Laura Rodriguez, Isaiah Rogers, Souleymane Sy Savane, David E. Sayles, Maren Scott, Howie Sheard, Terrence Shingler, Criss Smith, Kalima Walker, Ronny Wassertrout, Rogney Wright

Synopsis: It’s been 17 years since Walter was forced to leave his family in Angola. Now he is picking up his wife, Esther, and daughter, Sylvia, from the airport to bring them home to his one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment. The reunion isn’t seamless. Walter cooks a welcome dinner, and Esther wonders who taught him how to cook. Before they eat, Esther says grace, revealing her thunderous new passion for Jesus. And later, Walter realizes that he has not moved on from Linda, his lover who moved out of his apartment to make way for the family. When young Sylvia starts to explore the city and takes part in a dance competition, she unexpectedly opens up a pathway of muscle memory for the family to rediscover one another.

Release Date: January 25, 2020 (USA) | Length: 102 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Unknown

Note: Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020.