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This Is My Desire

OT: Eyimofe

Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri // Nigeria, 2020
Fiction Feature // FF2020
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The chronology of a yearning: two moving episodes about two people in the Nigerian capital Lagos and their longing for a new life in Europe. Mofe has a day job as an electrician in a factory, at night he’s a security guard. After losing his wife and children, he decides to emigrate – to Europe. A desire shared by Rosa, who also has two jobs, hairdresser and barkeeper. In the jungle of the metropolis Lagos, Rosa and Mofe’s stories develop independently, but have a common vanishing point: the promise of a new life far away from the Gulf of Guinea.


ARIE and CHUKO ESIRI (*1985 in Nigeria) are twin brothers and studied Film at the Columbia University School of the Arts and the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. This Is My Desire is their debut feature.



Fiction Feature





110 min

OV with German subtitles

Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri

Chuko Esiri

Jude Akuwudike, Temi Ami-Williams, Tomiwa Edun, Jacob Alexander, Cynthia Ebijie, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah, Toyin Oshinaike, Fortune Nwafor, Bimbo Manuel, Sadiq Daba

Melissa Adeyemo, Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri

Arseni Khachaturan

Pius Fatoke

Andrew Stephen Lee

Akin Adebowale

Taisa Malouf

Daniel Obasi

Ominira Studios; Kimiera Media; GDN Productions

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