Narrative Feature | 78 minutes

HIFF 2021

 World Cinema Narrative

Directed by
Nana Mensah

Produced by
Jamund Washington, Kelley Robins Hicks, Baff Akoto, Anya Migdal

Written by
Nana Mensah

Nana Mensah, Meeko Gattuso, Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Adam Leon

2021 | English | USA

Nana Mensah’s playful and charming debut feature follows the story of a brilliant daughter of Ghanaian immigrants, Sarah Obeng (played by the director herself), who is quitting her Ivy League PhD program at Columbia University to follow her married lover to Ohio. However, Sarah’s plans fall apart when her mother dies suddenly, bequeathing her a Christian bookstore in the Bronx. A humorous and empathetic twist on the classic immigrant tale, QUEEN OF GLORY explores the intricate threads connecting the experiences of different generations, and illuminates the way in which its heroine is reborn through her inheritance.