Portrait of a Lone Farmer (2013)
1h 15min · Documentary, Family · 1 November 2013
A young filmmaker presents his Danish mother and Nigerian father to the idea of the film he wants to make. We do not get to know what the idea is, but his suggestion to travel to Nigeria to visit his family's origins clearly unsettles them. His father has moved back, while Jide's mother lives in Denmark. But the drama takes place in the mutual understanding between the three, and never takes up more space than the impressions that meet Jide's camera when he arrives at his father's poultry. A calm and observant film, made with a young photographer's eye and feel for atmosphere. Ultimately a (self)portrait of Jide and his father - a likeable and taciturn man, who never really found a place in Denmark.
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