Janus Films acquires ‘Eyimofe’ for North American market

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The much anticipated Nollywod movie Eyimofe (This is My Desire) has been acquired by Janus Films for the North American market just days after its cinematic release in Nigeria.

The acquisition was made known in a statement by Criterion President and Janus partner Peter Becker who said that his team couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this exciting new work to screens and audiences across the country.

He said: “Arie and Chuko’s EYIMOFE (This is My Desire) does not feel like a debut film. At once a migration story told from the perspective of those longing to leave and a love letter to the filmmakers’ home city of Lagos, this incisive, beautifully shot, and deeply humanist work deftly evokes global issues of class, migration, and social stratification without ever straying from the intimate lives of the ordinary people at its heart. We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this exciting new work to screens and audiences across the country.”

“This acquisition by Janus Films is exciting news from the incredible global journey that the film has had so far, and a proud moment for our film industry,” said Toke Alex Ibru, Executive Director of GDN Studios, adding, “We’re thrilled with this achievement and hope it inspires other Nigerian filmmakers at home or abroad, to dream big, persevere and want to bring more of our stories to the world.”

Further reports reveal that based on the agreement, which was sealed recently in the United States, the film will be released in theatres on July 23, followed by a streaming release on the Criterion Channel and home video release via the Criterion Collection.

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