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Walking with Shadows

In coming to terms with his sexuality, Adrian is forced to choose between a compromised existence and the life that he would like to lead.

Dir-Scr Aoife O’Kelly
Prod Funmi Iyanda, Olumide F Makanjuola, Victoria Thomas, Xeenarh Mohammed
With Ozzy Agu, Zainab Balogun, Funlola Aofiyebi Raimi
UK-Nigeria
2019
90min
Sales Rushlake Media GmbH
With partial English subtitles (some scenes are not in the English language)

Ebele Njoko (Ozzy Agu) has been running all his life. A search for acceptance and love from his family has led him to recreate himself as Adrian – respected father, husband and brother. When his mask is cruelly stripped away, Adrian’s world rapidly unravels. Adapted from Jude Dibia’s award-winning and critically acclaimed novel, Aoife O’Kelly’s articulate and sensitive film deftly discards the sensational for a depiction of queer Nigeria presented with care and incisive observation. The film is anchored by heartfelt performances from Ozzy Agu and Zainab Balogun as Ada, Adrian’s wife. Together, they explore a painful rift in a loving bond. Adrian’s quiet resilience throughout underlines the necessity for one to be self-loving, despite the cost.

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