// Presented as part of Filmatique's Contemporary Black Cinema Series //
Spotlight on Gone Too Far!
Destiny Ekaragha / UK-Nigeria, 2014 / BAMcinématek New Voices in Black Cinema, BFI London / 88'
Yemi is a smooth, streetwise teenager living in the South London neighborhood of Peckham. He has his eyes on local beauty Armani, who might even be into him; that is, until his estranged brother Ikudayisi arrives from Nigeria. Yemi has never met Ikudayisi and is ashamed of the African heritage his brother wears so proudly. Before long the two are bickering about everything from fashion choices to what it means to be black, and African.
An adaptation of British playwright Bola Agbaje's Olivier award-winning play, Gone Too Far! employs humor and wisdom to explore the nuances of race, multi-culturalism and brotherhood. Destiny Ekaragha's feature debut premiered at BFI London and BAMcinématek New Voices in Black Cinema.
"Gone Too Far is an incredibly original and exciting interpretation of Black Britain for the screen; a wonderful opportunity to portray a vibrant group in a way that has never been done before"