Berlin International Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
A filmmaker completes his debut film: A reflection on his parents assumed monogamous long-distance marriage as well as his own Nigerian background and identity. He thereafter accidentally discovers his father’s secret; a second family throughout the last 30 years, a life secret that escaped the initial film. This revelation sends the filmmaker on a new quest, now focusing on his retired Danish mother and his newly acquainted younger Nigerian half-brother. “When a farm goes aflame” is set in the aftermath of a lifetime of secrecy and denial. Moving fluidly between Denmark, Nigeria, Canada and USA, the film gently unfolds as a poetic and psychologically complex exploration of the meeting between western and African concepts of love, relationships and family.
Germany - 2021 - 1h 53m
Directed By: Jide Tom Akinleminu
Written By: Jide Tom Akinleminu