Nana Mensah’s ‘Queen Of Glory’ Premieres at French Film Festival

Queen of Glory,written and produced by actress Nana Mensah was one of five movies premiered at the Champs-Elysees Film Festival in Paris, France on Wednesday. The Champs-Elysees Film Festival...

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Queen of Glory,written and produced by actress Nana Mensah was one of five movies premiered at the Champs-Elysees Film Festival in Paris, France on Wednesday.
The Champs-Elysees Film Festival comprises competitive sections for American dramatic and documentary independent films, both feature-lengths and short films, and a group of out-of-competition selections, mostly retrospectives and avant-premieres.
Two film industry targeted evets are hosted alongside the festival, the US in Progress Paris program and the Paris Coproduction village, the latter being co-organized with Les Arc European Film Festival. The 2015 Champs-Elysees Film Festival is between June 10 –16 and held annually.
Mensah,who directed and played one of the lead roles,tells livefmghana.com the importance of the movie premiere at the festival, “I think here in Paris (at US In Progress) we have definitely announced to European festival programmers and sales agents that something special is going to come from this Queen of Glory team, and to start thinking now about how to harness the global, very intelligent, high-earning, sophisticated, West African diasporan audience to ensure that they see the film.”
Queen of Glory is about family, identity, and growing up in the face of grief. The film begins with protagonist, Sarah Obeng (Nana Mensah), leaving her Ph.D. program at Columbia to follow her professor/married lover to Ohio. When her mother dies suddenly, Sarah becomes heiress to King of Glory Christian bookstore in the Bronx that is currently being run by the manager (and tattooed ex-convict), Pitt. To boot, she has to navigate making traditional funeral arrangements with her difficult father, who has flown back from Ghana, to bury his estranged wife. Life in the bookstore teaches funny lessons as “Sarah” attempts to equalize in the wake of sudden adulthood.

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