Filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu’s new movie ‘Reluctantly Queer’ was screened over the weekend at the Berlin International Film Festival 2016.
Produced and directed by Owusu, the movie is about the unsettling life of a young Ghanaian man struggling to reconcile his love for his mother, and his love for the same-sex desire amid the increased tensions incited by same-sex politics in Ghana. Focused on a letter that is ultimately filled with hesitation and uncertainty.
The movie was also up for Golden Bear and Teddy Awards.
Below is the trailer of the movie.
The Berlin International Film Festival, also called Berlinale is one of the world’s leading film festivals and most reputable media events. It is normally held in Germany, and started in 1978. Some twenty films compete for awards called Golden and Silver Bears.
Below are some photos of Owusu at the festival and an interview of her talking about the movie.
Her movie ‘Kwaku Ananse’ won the Best Short Film at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2013.
The movie tells the story of a young outsider named Nyan Koronhwea attending her estranged father’s funeral. Nyan’s father led two separate lives with two wives and two families – one in Ghana, one in the United States. It stars musician Koo Nimo, Grace Omaboe, and singer Jojo Abot.