“Farewell Amor” from writer/director Ekwa Msangi is definitely one of my favorite films of 2020. And it’s amazing that this is Msangi’s first full-feature film. Quite impressive! Her command of her craft is prevalent with her sharp storytelling and visual expertise.
At the heart of the film is Ntare Mwine as Walter, an immigrant from Angola, who after 17 years, must reconnect with his wife Esther (Zainab Jah), and daughter Sylvia (Jayme Lawson) as they move to America to be with him. Told in three different perspectives from each of the characters, “Farewell Amor” is about immigrants, dreamers, family, and love.
“Farewell Amor” is out on-demand everywhere Dec. 11 from IFC Films.