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.
- 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