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Critics reviews
Farewell Amor
Ekwa Msangi United States, 2020
An accomplished first feature whose conceit turns out to be a lot less conceptual and more appealingly lived-in than at first glance.
February 19, 2020
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It solicits well-earned tears and turns on a profound crisis that can only be solved when the family pulls together, unity that works as a welcome and, in its underlying optimism, deeply moving metaphor for life in what too often feels like the Disunited States of America.
January 31, 2020
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Ultimately Farewell Amor is a heartening meditation on the meaning of home not just for one African immigrant family, but for all of us. It evokes that meaning as something that is not fixed, but dynamic. Home is not necessarily a place; it’s where you feel connected — where you know who you are.
January 28, 2020
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Ekwa Msangi’s insightful, compassionate Sundance competition debut divides its attention equally between the family members, and so provides a heartfelt, three-dimensional portrait of an aspect of the immigrant experience rarely examined: the frictions, recriminations and regrets that happen when the papers finally come through but whole lives have been lived in the interim.
January 27, 2020
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