*Tuesday 3 November | 20:30 | Rich Mix
Dir. Ekwa Msangi
USA. 2020. 101 mins.
English, Portuguese with English subtitles.
Farewell Amor is the feature directorial debut of Ekwa Msangi, a Tanzanian-American filmmaker. 17 years after he was forced to leave his wife and daughter in Angola, lead character Walter reunites with them as they join him in his new life in New York, U.S.A. Of course, much has changed and the film follows the journey of these three back to each other, back to becoming a family again. The film is a fine example of deeply personal, fully human, intergenerational storytelling that also hones in the American immigrant experience.
A Tanzanian American filmmaker who has written and directed for television and film, including her feature directorial debut, Farewell Amor. Msangi has also written and directed several drama series for mainstream broadcasters in Kenya and South Africa, including The Agency, MNET’s first-ever original hour-long Kenyan drama series. Along her journey Msangi has been awarded the Jerome Foundation Grant, a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, and Tribeca Institute and Sundance Institute fellowships.