Isaach De Bankole
In this dazzlingly beautiful romantic drama, a Nigerian woman living in Brooklyn must make a choice, which could have dire consequences when she has failed to conceive a child a year after her glorious wedding.
4) Casa de Lava
In only his second feature, Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa (Horse Money, In Vanda's Room) brilliantly reworked Jacques Tourneur's classic I Walked with a Zombie into a reflection on his country's colonial legacy. A nurse, Mariana (Inês de Medeiros), accompanies Leão (Isaach de Bankolé) to his home on the volcanic islands of Cape Verde after an accident leaves him in a coma - but he goes unrecognized by fellow denizens, leaving Mariana trapped...
A young girl, traveling across 1930s America with her father, discovers a plantation that doesn't know that slavery has been abolished. Can this well-meaning girl and her lawyer father change the minds and hearts of the plantation owners? "Among the boldest and most original movies in recent release."--Film Threat "It's a movie with more surprising things to say than most about racism past and present."--Chicago Tribune "Provocative! A wonderful...