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Reviews: Mother of George (2013)

mother_of_georgeReviews for this film from our members:

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: The problem with the film’s middle section is that Dosunmu is unable to make Adenike’s dilemmas relatable, triggered as they are by traditions that he’s gone out of the way to depict as foreign. Mother of George makes such an effort to point out how different his characters are from the culture in which the film is being seen, he ends up making them unreachable.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A glimpse of a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn who are trying to get pregnant.
  • [New – 9/26] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: In [cinematographer Bradford Young’s] striking compositions, shapes and patterns repeat, colors convey meaning (watch how – and when – rust and purple appear in Adenike, Ayodele and Biyi’s clothing).
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
  • R. Kurt Osenlund @ Slant Magazine
  • Don Simpson @ Smells Like Screen Spirit
    • Excerpt: Several recent films have discussed the feminine experience of modern women living in traditional societies that are still bound to the roots of their ancestors, but none of them present their stories with the visual intoxication of Mother of George.
Updated: September 12, 2013 — 8:47 pm

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