QUEEN OF GLORY
Narrative Feature | 78 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2021
on 10/8/2021
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Directed by
Nana Mensah

Produced by
Jamund Washington
Kelley Robins Hicks
Baff Akoto
Anya Migdal

Written by
Nana Mensah

Featuring
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.