Over the weekend, British-Nigerian actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje shared the powerful poster for his directorial debut, Farming, which also just had its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.
Farming, which is loosely based on the actor’s life, tells the story of Enitan (Snowfall‘s Damson Idris), a young Nigerian boy who is sent to the UK by his parents in the hopes of giving him a better life, but instead becomes the leader of a white skinhead gang.
In a positive review of the film, Allan Hunter of Screen Daily said:
“An arresting debut. Told with raw emotion and lurid violence, it transforms elements of [Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s] life story into a disturbing, eye-opening coming of age drama.”
Starring alongside Idris, who Hunter praises as “charismatic”, is Kate Beckinsale as Enitan’s abusive, neglectful foster mother; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a teacher who helps him turn his life around; and Genevieve Nnaji.
No official release date or trailer has been released, but we are certainly hyped.