Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) screens virtually nationwide from 5/7 to 5/12.

The 7PM screening on 5/05 will feature a special introduction from filmmaker Arie Esiri!

Access this year’s ND/NF virtually nationwide or in FLC theaters!

  • FLC Virtual Cinema: The public-facing rental platform for FLC members, students, seniors, and the general public.
  • MoMA Virtual Cinema: Free exclusively for MoMA members starting April 28th.

With fluid storytelling and precise, detailed attention to quotidian life, Nigerian filmmaking duo Chuko and Arie Esiri have created a tale consisting of two parallel narratives, following a pair of characters trying to transcend their daily struggles in teeming Lagos. In the first, engineer Mofe (Jude Akuwudike) wades through the paperwork necessary for him to emigrate to Spain, but sees his plans potentially thwarted when tragedy befalls his family; in the second, young hairdresser Rosa (Temi Ami-Williams) pursues various financial avenues to start a new life in Italy, but finds herself up against various transactional obstacles. Though inspired by the legacies of neorealism, the Esiri brothers find their own cinematic language, creating a tale of attempted migration and economic desperation that refuses to succumb to misery, maintaining a matter-of-fact awe for the vibrant life in a city of more than 14 million.

Access the entire festival slate and SAVE with the Virtual All-Access Pass for just $275 ($348 value). 

All ND/NF screenings include recorded filmmaker Q&As! Virtual ticket holders will be able to access these conversations in the Virtual Cinema timed to when the film premieres. In-theater ticket holders will be sent access to a private YouTube playlist at the start of the festival.