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Two men fall tentatively in love in Lagos in 2023’s Berlinale Teddy Award winner


A delivery driver and a photographer fall tentatively in love in this evocative film from Nigeria. Against the backdrop of a bustling Lagos, filmmaker Babatunde Apalowo weaves a poignant story of connection in a community still learning to recognize and accept queer love.

Winner of the Teddy Award at Berlinale 2023, this restrained, tender story follows two men navigating a society in which same-sex relations remain taboo and even punishable. With stunning cinematography that captures both the intimate connections between the characters and the busy metropolis around them, this film emerges as a politically significant narrative about finding love where you least expect it.

*This film will be screening in-person only


Babatunde Apalowo


Tope Tedela, Riyo David, Martha Ehinome Orhiere, Uchechika Elumelu, Floyd Anekwe



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