Written September 23, 2013
Goood movie, but I didn't understand the ending. Blurry photo technique took away from the story.
Written September 17, 2013
Cinematography was complex, excellent --lush and drab in deliberate contrast; appropriately dark. The brilliance of African fabrics and costumes in Brooklyn, and in small dark rooms.
The movie was long, but that may have been deliberate to deliver the suffering of the characters in time and over time and because of time. Definitely not for anyone looking for suspense. More the satisfaction of watching a sunset at an appointed hour.
the conflict was not between the culture of these people and that of America but between their culture and their private relationship. The rendering of their pain was powerful--not for anyone looking for an "up" movie.
The ambiguity of the conclusion had emotional integrity.
Written September 26, 2013
This movie is simply beautiful. The cinematography is breathtaking and the styling is equally as stunning. The narrative is touching even though there is very little dialogue. Andrew Dosunmu represents a new wave of african cinema and I cannot wait to see his next film. Congratulations on this masterpiece!
Written September 29, 2013
I cannot say enough about how well done this movie was. Everything from the acting, to the colors, to the cinematography was stunning. The movie was well written, educational and moving. I also love the female actress. She is one of the most humble people I know.
Written September 15, 2013
Heart-wrenching story (no details, anything would be a spoiler!) that bridges the gap between modern and traditional cultures. Gorgeous cinematography and fabulous acting. There are a few times when the story moves a bit slow for my taste, but that gives the film space for allowing the strong emotions to be expressed fully.