Eyimofe – This Is My Desire

Eyimofe – This Is My Desire

DIRECTED BY: Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri COUNTRY: Nigeria YEAR: 2019 SPOKEN LANGUAGE(S): English SUBTITLES: German RUNNING TIME: 116 min

SECTION: International Forum 2021


Tragedy and fate intervene as two Nigerians try to better the lives of their families. Eyimofe (This is My Desire) is a film about two people’s quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores.
After Mofe loses his family and Rosa fails to deliver on a promise, their travel plans collapse forcing them to reconsider living abroad. As time passes and wounds heal, they learn the future they desperately seek can be built at home.

Arie and Chuko Esiri were born 30 minutes apart in Warri, Nigeria. Growing up in Lagos their mother would put a padlock on the TV in a misguided attempt to make them more studious. 20 years later, both enrolled at film school. Arie graduated from Columbia University and Chuko NYU. During their time in New York they collaborated on a pair of short films; BESIDA which premiered at the 68th Berlinale, and GOOSE, at the LA Film Festival. THIS IS MY DESIRE is their first feature film.

Besida (2016), Goose (2017), This is My Desire (2020)

SCRIPT: Chuko Esiri PRODUCER: Melissa O. Adeyemo, Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri CINEMATOGRAPHY: Arseni Khachaturan EDITOR: Andrew Stephen Lee SCORE: Akin Adebowale CAST: Jude Akuwudike, Temi Ami-Williams, Cynthia Ebijie, Tomiwa Edun

WEBSITE: https://www.eyimofe.film/

PRODUCTION COMPANY: GDN Studios (info@gdnstudios.ng) WORLD SALES: GDN Studios (info@gdnstudios.ng)