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Synopsis

Based on his autobiographical story, writer-director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s 'Farming' follows a young Nigerian boy as he is drawn into the warped world of a racist skinhead gang in 1980s England.
Enitan is a young boy “farmed out” by his parents to a white British family in the hope of giving him a better future. Caught between two worlds and belonging to neither, Enitan’s need for love and acceptance is exploited by the adults in his life, transforming a sweet boy into a teenage menace.
Driven by themes of identity, power, love and betrayal, and rich with compelling characters: complex and dubious foster mother Ingrid, Levi the charismatic gang leader whom Enitan must overcome, and at its heart a flawed hero, Enitan, a lost soul desperately searching for a mother’s love as he struggles to find himself in a brutal world. And, when all seems lost and Enitan spirals into self-destruction, a benevolent teacher offers him one last chance at redemption.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
c. 95-100 mins
Director
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje 1st Feature
Producer
Michael London, François Ivernel, Andrew Levitas, Janice Williams
Co-Producer
Miranda Ballesteros
Screenwriter
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Director of Photography
Kit Fraser
Production Designer
Miren Marañón
Principal Cast
Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Genevieve Nnaji, Zephan Amissah, John Dagleish, Jaime Winstone

Genre

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Last updated 26th April 2018

Production Company

A Montebello Productions, Groundswell Productions, The Sundance Institute

Montebello Productions
François Ivernel
79A Gloucester Avenue
London
NW1 8LB
+33 6 31 69 00 83
ivernel.francois@gmail.com

Sales
Company

HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com