After winning awards and plaudits at Edinburgh Film Festival,Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje‘s Farming now has it’s First Trailer. Today Lionsgate Films launch the first promo from the British actor’s first foray into directing. This is also a film that’s personal to the Suicide Squad/Game Of Thrones Actor.
Farming is an autobiographical account of the director’s own life. The film’s title is an term used in the UK when Nigerian Children were fostered by White Families. The film tells extraordinary journey of a young fostered Nigerian boy who, struggling to find an identity. He falls in with a skinhead gang in 1980’s England.
Damson Idris plays the teenage Enitan. The film looks unflinching, brutally honest, powerful stuff…
Based on his own life story, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s FARMING charts the extraordinary journey of a young fostered Nigerian boy who, struggling to find an identity, falls in with a skinhead gang in 1980’s England.
At six weeks old, Enitan (Zephan Amissah) is left in the care of a white working- class family in the dock-town of Tilbury, in Essex. His new surrogate mother, Ingrid (Kate Beckinsale), makes for a complex, but dubious foster parent. Unsure of his place in the world, and lacking a mother’s love, desperate to belong the teenage Enitan (Damson Idris) spirals into self-destruction, falling in with a local skinhead gang led by Levi (John Dagleish).
When all seems lost, a sympathetic teacher, Miss Dapo (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), offers him one last shot at redemption.
Told with brutal honesty, FARMING is an unflinching autobiographical portrait of a young man who must battle the odds and realise that, in a world of hate, his toughest battle will be learning to love himself.
The film has a fantastic British cast which includes Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Dagleish, Jaime Winstone, Ann Mitchell, Genevieve Nnaji, Lee Ross, Zephan Amissah, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Farming will be released in UK and Irish Cinemas from 11th October.