Eyimofe (This is My Desire)

Q&A with directors Chuko and Arie Esiri

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Tragedy and fate intervene as two Nigerians in Lagos 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.

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Country, Year Nigeria, 2020
DirectorArie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
WriterChuko Esiri
CastJude Akuwudike, Temi Ami-Williams, Cynthia Ebijie, Tomiwa Edun, Jacob Alexander, Chioma 'Chigul' Omeruah
ProducerMelissa O. Adeyemo, Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
LanguageEnglish, English Subtitles
Runtime110 MINS, SECS
GenreNarrative
SubjectUrbana
Event TypeFilm
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Chuko Esiri

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 would enroll 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. Eyimofe is their first feature film.

Arie Esiri

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 would enroll 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. Eyimofe is their first feature film.