Ekwa Msangi

Farewell Amor

Farewell Amor

In her luminous feature debut, filmmaker Ekwa Msangi chronicles a broken family’s journey to wholeness with empathy and insight. Seventeen years after his family was separated by the civil war in Angola, a New York taxi driver (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine) is reunited with his now devoutly religious wife (Zainab Jah) and teenage daughter (Jayme Lawson) when they are finally able to follow him to America. But after living thousands of miles apart for so long, the three find they must discover one another’s strengths, forgive one another’s weaknesses, and bridge cultural and generational divides in order to build a life together. Told in three perspective-shifting chapters that honor the multitude of struggles and emotions that make up the immigrant experience, Farewell Amor is a bittersweet, compassionate evocation of how it feels when your heart and your home are in different places.

Film Info

  • United States
  • 2020
  • 102 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.39:1
  • English
  • Spine #1128

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K master, approved by director Ekwa Msangi, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Msangi and cinematographer Bruce Francis Cole
  • Three short films by Msangi: Suspense (2011); The Market King (2014); and Farewell Meu Amor (2016), a prequel to Farewell Amor
  • New interviews with actors Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah, and Jayme Lawson
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Tiana Reid

    New cover by MOCEAN

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Jun 14, 2022

Special Features

  • New 2K master, approved by director Ekwa Msangi, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Msangi and cinematographer Bruce Francis Cole
  • Three short films by Msangi: Suspense (2011); The Market King (2014); and Farewell Meu Amor (2016), a prequel to Farewell Amor
  • New interviews with actors Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah, and Jayme Lawson
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Tiana Reid

    New cover by MOCEAN
Farewell Amor
Cast
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
Walter
Zainab Jah
Esther
Jayme Lawson
Sylvia
Joie Lee
Nzingha
Marcus Scribner
DJ
Nana Mensah
Linda
Credits
Director
Ekwa Msangi
Written by
Ekwa Msangi
Casting by
Rebecca Dealy
Cinematography by
Bruce Francis Cole
Edited by
Jeanne Applegate
Additional editing by
Justin Chan
Music by
Osei Essed
Music supervision by
Mathieu Schreyer
Costumes by
Evren Caitlin
Production design by
Virginia Hastings
Lance Mitchell
Choreography by
Manuel Kanza
Produced by
Huriyyah Muhammad
Sam Bisbee
Josh Penn