Eyimofe: This is My Desire

Eyimofe: This is My Desire

Greek premiere

Lagos, Nigeria. Mofe, a factory technician, is struggling to leave the country, but a series of family tragedies pin him down. Rosa, a hairdresser and bartender, also dreams of going away, but her hands are tied by poverty. Divided into two chapters, named after the characters’ fantasies of fleeing, this visually stunning portrait of human longing deploys an ingenious contradiction. Mofe and Rosa are already displaced, marginalized, and disoriented, as if native refugees of their own lives.

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Direction: Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
Script: Chuko Esiri
Cinematography: Arseni Khachaturan
Editing: Andrew Stephen Lee
Sound: Pius Fatoke
Music: Akin Adebowale
Actors: Jude Akuwudike, tomiwa Edun, Temi Ami-Williams, Cynthia Ebijie, Toyin Oshinaike, Jacob Alexander, Fortune Nwafor, Chioma Omeruah, Bimbo Manuel, Sadiq Daba
Production: Ominira Studios, Kimiera, GDN Productions
Producers: Melissa Adeyemo, Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
Co-producers: Adé Sultan Sangodoyin
Sets: Taisa Malouf
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Nigeria
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 110'
Contact: Ramonda Inc.

Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri

Arie and Chuko were born with a difference of 30 minutes in Warri, Nigeria, and grew up in Lagos. They both enrolled at film schools, Arie graduating from Columbia University and Chuko from NYU. During their student years in New York, the two siblings collaborated on a series of short films, among which Besida, which premiered at the Berlinale and Goose that was screened at LA Film Festival. Eyimofe is their debut feature film.


2015 Goose (short)
2016 Besida (short)
2020 Eyimofe: This is My Desire