“Mother of George,” directed by Andrew Dosunmu, a Nigerian living in New York, and written by Darci Picoult, is about a newly married Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, Ike (Danai Gurira) and Ayo (Isaach De Bankolé), and the problems that ensue when they are unable to conceive a child.
The cinematography by Bradford Young is rich-toned and lustrous, and the film, until it bogs down in melodramatics, has a sensual ease. We are not looking at these people from the outside. Dosunmu pulls us deep inside. Grade: B+ (Rated R for sexuality, some language, and a disturbing image.)