Queen of Glory

Directed by Nana Mensah
Film Movement
2021
78 Minutes
USA
English
Comedy
Not Rated

Ghanaian-American Sarah is all set to abandon her Ivy League doctoral program to follow her married lover across the country. Her plans are derailed, however when her mother’s sudden death leaves her the owner of a neighborhood bookshop in the Bronx.

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  • "Nana Mensah's winning indie.. generates endearing pathos from a story whose familiarity is offset by its humor and authenticity. "
    Nick Schager, Variety
  • "Mensah’s tightly conceived, witty and compassionate dark comedy is a love letter to children of Ghanaian immigrants and to the Bronx."
    Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter
  • "In Queen of Glory, writer-director-star Nana Mensah has put forth a striking New York story that is both hopeful and true to life. Mensah proves herself as a triple-threat, marking the beginning of a bright new face in indie film."
    M.J. O’Toole, Hammer to Nail
  • "The personal nature of the narrative gives the film its heart, but Mensah’s eye for life’s messy complications gives it its spirit. Queen Of Glory exults in Sarah’s courage to unlock her authentic self, as well as in a filmmaker’s exuberance at finding her voice."
    Tim Grierson, Screen Daily
  • "Queen of Glory is funny and charming, bringing an intensely relatable tone and familiar story with a new edge."
    Rebecca Cherry, Film Carnage
  • "[Nana] Mensah couldn't have crafted a more impressive display for her many talents."
    Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest
  • "Masterfully uses dilemmas of culture and selfhood to craft a wonderful, intimate story of discovery. Both behind the camera and in front of it, Mensah is incredible to watch."
    James Hanton, The Indiependent
  • "Queen of Glory is a confident, vibrant debut from writer, director, and star Mensah."
    Carmen Paddock, One Room With A View
  • "With a careful balance of simplicity and spark, Queen Of Glory sees worlds and cultures collide in a wonderfully human display of modern America."
    Isobel Nutbrown, Loud and Clear
  • "Sarah, exceptionally portrayed by Nana Mensah (also known from her acting in “The Chair”, “The King of Staten Island”, “New Amsterdam”, “Stranger Things”), takes us on a poignant journey in this charming and original dramedy."
    Ellen J. Wanjiru, Blackfilm.com