Queen Of Glory – Nana Mensah
No children of immigrants should forget where they came from nor their culture.
In this New York story, Queen of Glory follows a young woman who must suddenly arrange a Ghanaian funeral and ends up inheriting a Christian book store.
The drama is telling with Ghanaian cultural elements, reconnecting with a parent, and attempts to start a new life elsewhere despite with her inheritance anchoring her in New York.
Here’s the official synopsis of Queen of Glory:
Queen of Glory is the story of Sarah Obeng, the brilliant child of Ghanaian immigrants, who is quitting her Ivy League PhD program to follow her married lover to Ohio. When her mother dies suddenly, she bequeaths her daughter a Christian bookstore in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx where Sarah was raised. A follow-up on the classic immigrant’s tale, Queen of Glory provokes laughter and empathy, as its heroine is reborn through her inheritance.
Nana Mensah starred, directed, and wrote the fresh take on the classic immigrant’s tale. The rest of the cast includes Meeko Gattuso (Euphoria), Oberon KA Adjepong (The Dark Tower), and Adam Leon (Italian Studies).
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with Nana Mensah about the film. We talked about the story, the lead character, and the Ghanaian culture from funeral arrangements to the food.
Nana Mensah is a Ghanaian-American writer, director, producer and actress. Later this year, she appears as a series regular opposite to Sandra Oh and Bob Balaban in Netflix’s six-episode half-hour comedy series The Chair. In the fall, Mensah reprises her role in the Off-Broadway play Nollywood Dreams. Most recently, she was a staff writer on season two of Random Acts of Flyness on HBO and is currently on staff with Amazon’s The Power. Also, she co-wrote and co-starred in season two of Netflix’s Bonding. Her previous television and film credits also included Farewell Amor, The King of Staten Island, Madame Secretary, Evil, Little America, New Amsterdam, and 13 Reasons Why.
Queen of Glory makes its world premiere tomorrow at the Tribeca Film Festival 2021 at 5 p.m. in New York.
Watch the exclusive interview with Nana Mensah below. Let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Magnolia Pictures International