All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White

All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

“Raise your head,” photographer Bawa asks the reserved Bambino. It sounds easy when it pertains to how he should pose for the camera, but it becomes challenging in the metaphorical sense, as their hidden love affair intensifies in a country where homosexuality is a criminal offense, and queer individuals are at risk of being subjected to violence at any given moment. The Teddy Award at the 2023 Berlinale is a courageous, heartwarming, and mature directorial debut from Nigeria. Despite echoing the reflexive fear of diversity taking root in places where they insist on confining sexuality to black-and-white standards, the film steadfastly upholds the inherently colorful right to love.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Babatunde Apalowo
Script: Babatunde Apalowo
Cinematography: David Wyte
Editing: Babatunde Apalowo
Sound: Bankole Adedoyin
Music: Richard Kett, Catherine Shrubshall
Actors: Tope Tedela, Riyo David, Martha Ehinome Orhiere, Uchechika Elumelu, Floyd Anekwe
Production: Polymath Pictures
Producers: Damilola E. Orimogunje
Co-production: 2o9ine Films, Creative Blacks Production, Realm360 Production
Co-producers: Babatunde Apalowo, Imafidon Gift Jesurobo-Owie, David Wyte
Costumes: Valerie Okeke
Production Design: Art Anekwe
Executive producer: Ezra Olubi
Make Up: Uduoghene Alakpa
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Nigeria
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 92'
Contact: Coccinelle Film Sales
Awards/Distinctions: Teddy Award – Berlinale 2023, Best Music – Cinema Jove-Valencia IFF 2023, Out in The Silence Award – Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2023

Babatunde Apalowo

Babatunde Apalowo is a film director and screenwriter based in the UK. He won the Homevida competition sponsored by the United Nations and his short film A Place of Happiness has screened at several international film festivals. In 2022, he won the AMVCA for Best Editor and was nominated for Achievement in Screenwriting at the African Movie Academy Awards. His debut feature film is All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White.


2017 A Place of Happiness (short)
2023 All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White