Queen of Glory

Nana Mensah, US, 2021

Nana Mensah, Madeline Weinstein, Meeko Rated 15 Run time 78 mins

Sarah Obeng, the oncologist child of Ghanaian immigrants, is quitting her Columbia PhD course to follow her boyfriend to Ohio. After her mother dies suddenly, she inherits the Christian bookstore in the Bronx where Sarah was brought up: through her, we are given an insight into the Ghanaian community in New York, in a film full of energy, comedy and food. An intelligent and subtle film, Queen of Glory has laughter and emotion as Sarah moves on to a new chapter in her life.

90% – Rotten Tomatoes

6.5 / 10 – IMDB

“There’s such intelligence and subtlety in Mensah’s script and performance as she weaves in her ideas and frustrations, and yet the film is never “about” these things – it’s a funny and emotionally satisfying comedy.”

“A story of grief and family healing is nothing new, but everything here is fresh – partly because this world feels so entirely authentic.”

Queen of Glory review – gloriously low-key comedy of immigrant life – The Guardian