The stunningly gorgeous first trailer for director Andrew Dosunmu’s “Mother of George” has arrived. Winner of the U.S. Dramatic Cinematography Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the film stars Danai Gurira (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”) and Isaach De Bankole (Claire Denis’ “White Material”) as a Nigerian couple in Brooklyn whose marriage is tested by their struggle to conceive. (African actress Gurira spoke her mind on Comic-Con’s Kick-Ass Women panel.)
Written by Darci Picoult, this is Dosunmu’s second feature following the 2012 immigrant drama “Restless City.”
Variety writes that “Mother of George” is a film of “stark, poetic power” and “extraordinary visual and sonic acumen”; THR says the film is dramatically modest but “often striking”; Indiewire’s Shadow and Act blog calls it “truly remarkable…not only wonderfully infused with African culture, but [it] takes
turns of Shakespearean proportions that leaves you guessing until the very last
Oscilloscope Laboratories picked up the film at Sundance in January. It opens in the US on September 13.