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Mother of George (2013)

  • Drama
  • 1h 47m
  • United States

Price: $4.99 + taxes and fees

Bonus Content: Rental includes an introduction from Cameron Bailey, TIFF’s Artistic Director and Co-Head, and Robyn Citizen, Senior Manager of Festival Programming. Scroll down to watch.

This exquisite feature from Andrew Dosunmu (Restless City) follows two newlyweds in Brooklyn’s Yoruba community as they struggle to conceive a child.

“In a flurry of dazzling colors, textiles, music, and dance, Brooklyn restaurant owner Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé) and his bride Adenike (Danai Gurira) are married and ceremoniously blessed with traditional Nigerian prayers of fertility. Adenike struggles to conceive a child and with mounting pressure from her mother-in-law, she must take drastic measures to save her marriage. With sumptuous, spellbinding cinematography from Bradford Young (Pariah, Arrival), Andrew Dosunmu’s (Restless City) exquisite sophomore feature is an enlightening look at immigrant life, capturing the vibrant culture of Crown Heights’ Yoruba community” (Brooklyn Academy of Music).

Content advisories: violence, sexual content, coarse language


Andrew Dosunmu



Bonus Content

7 mins


TIFF’s Cameron Bailey and Robyn Citizen on BLACK FUTURES, a new film programme that explores what it means to be Black and on screen now and tomorrow.