Mother of George
Who’s struggling to conceive a child with her new husband (Claire Denis and Jim Jarmusch favorite Isaac de Bankolé). The rare movie to shine a mild on the lives and customs of Nigerian immigrants, “mother of George” is exquisitely staged by means of Dosunmu — who makes full use of his heritage as both a Nigerian-American and a fashion photographer — and lushly photographed with the aid of cinematographer Bradford younger, who would leverage his paintings right here into taking pictures the likes of “Selma” and “Arrival.”
The film’s splendor, however, is never self-serving. Dosunmu uses it as a lens through which to clarify the electricity of affection and the opportunity of betrayal as those twin energies drift through a female who’s stuck among the burden of culture and the pull of modernity. Made for the huge screen but nevertheless watching for a big target market, “mother of George” isn't only one of the first-class movies of this decade, it's going to also be one of the fine discoveries of the subsequent.