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WATCH: Stunning First Trailer for Andrew Dosunmu's Sundance Winner 'Mother of George'

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! August 7, 2013 at 2:16PM

The stunningly gorgeous first trailer for director Andrew Dosunmu's "Mother of George" has arrived. Winner of the U.S. Dramatic Cinematography Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the film stars Danai Gurira and Isaach De Bankole as a Nigerian couple in Brooklyn whose marriage is tested by their struggle to conceive.
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'Mother of George'
'Mother of George'

The stunningly gorgeous first trailer for director Andrew Dosunmu's "Mother of George" has arrived. Winner of the U.S. Dramatic Cinematography Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the film stars Danai Gurira (AMC's "The Walking Dead") and Isaach De Bankole (Claire Denis' "White Material") as a Nigerian couple in Brooklyn whose marriage is tested by their struggle to conceive. (African actress Gurira spoke her mind on Comic-Con's Kick-Ass Women panel.)

Written by Darci Picoult, this is Dosunmu's second feature following the 2012 immigrant drama "Restless City." 

Variety writes that "Mother of George" is a film of "stark, poetic power" and "extraordinary visual and sonic acumen"; THR says the film is dramatically modest but "often striking"; Indiewire's Shadow and Act blog calls it "truly remarkable...not only wonderfully infused with African culture, but [it] takes turns of Shakespearean proportions that leaves you guessing until the very last frame."

Oscilloscope Laboratories picked up the film at Sundance in January. It opens in the US on September 13.

This article is related to: Mother of George, Trailers, Andrew Dosunmu


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.