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.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Discovery - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 107 mins
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje 1st Feature
- Michael London, François Ivernel, Andrew Levitas, Janice Williams
- Miranda Ballesteros
- Executive Producer
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Ostrander, Richard Abend, Fréderic Fiore, Eric Tavitian, Marie-Gabrielle Stewart
- Tariq Anwar
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
- Director of Photography
- Kit Fraser
- Production Designer
- Miren Marañón
- Glen Gathard
- Ilan Eshkeri
- Principal Cast
- Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Genevieve Nnaji, Zephan Amissah, John Dagleish, Jaime Winstone
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Last updated 21st August 2018