Nana Mensah stays in the Bronx in ‘Queen of Glory’ indie film trailer
by Alex Billington
June 17, 2022
“You don’t have to be your mother. You have to define yourself, mom.” Film Movement has released an official trailer for an indie comedy-drama titled queen of gloryfeaturing the actress Nana Mensah who writes, directs and stars in this film. It premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival last year and has also played at many other festivals including Melbourne, Reykjavik, Vancouver, Hamptons, London, Warsaw and San Diego. queen of glory is a well-crafted, witty, and compassionate “love letter to the Bronx” that’s both a look at a tight-knit community and an intensely relatable comedy-drama for anyone with a family. It looks pretty good and mostly authentic. Ghanaian-American Sarah is about to drop out of her Ivy League doctoral program to follow her married lover across the country, until she has to take over running a small Christian bookstore in the Bronx. Nana Mensah plays with Meeko Gattuso, Russell G. Jones, Oberon KA Adjepong, Adam Leonand Ward Horton. It’s a really good trailer that really makes me want to watch it.
Here is the official trailer (+ poster) of Nana Mensah’s queen of glorylive from FM Youtube:
Sarah Obeng (Nana Mensah), a doctoral student at Columbia University, is weeks away from following her heavily married boyfriend to Ohio when his mother suddenly dies. His legacy ? King of Glory, a small Christian bookstore serving a Ghanaian immigrant community in the Bronx. Tasked with arranging her mother’s funeral according to her family’s traditions, Sarah must simultaneously manage her moving plans as well as her father’s unexpected return, all while struggling with the bookstore. Aided by a uniquely New York set of Eastern European neighbors, opinionated aunts and a no-nonsense ex-con, Sarah must deal with her new responsibilities while figuring out how to stay true to herself. queen of glory is both written and directed by actress/filmmaker Nana Mensah, making her directorial debut with this film. This originally premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival last year, where it won Best New Narrative Director at the end of the festival. Film Movement will launch Mensah’s queen of glory in select U.S. theaters from July 15, 2022 this summer. Want to watch?