Magazine article Screen International

Film Constellation Berlin-Bound with Sundance Acquisition 'Farewell Amor'

Magazine article Screen International

Film Constellation Berlin-Bound with Sundance Acquisition 'Farewell Amor'

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Story of family reunited premiered in U.S. Dramatic Competition Category.

Film Constellation has boarded international rights at Sundance to Ekwa Msangi’s debut feature and U.S. Dramatic Competition Category selection Farewell Amor and will launch sales in Berlin next month.

The story centres on a family that reunites after 17 years apart when Angolan immigrant Walter is joined in the US by his wife and the teenage daughter he does not know.

Sharing a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment, they struggle to overcome the emotional distance between them. Walter tries to let go of a previous relationship while his wife Esther struggles with a new country, culture and emotionally remote husband, and the daughter starts to explore the city and express herself through dance.

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah, Jayme Lawson, Nana Mensah, Joie Lee and Marcus Scribner star.

Farewell Amor is a Park Pictures, Wavelength Productions, and MUBI presentation of an Outrageous Pictures and Department of Motion Pictures production in association with Jhumka Films, Lucky 13 Productions, and Macro Media. …

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