Farewell amor / IFC films ; Park Pictures, WaveLength Productions and Mubi present ; an Outrageous Pictures and Department of Motion Pictures production ; in association with Jhumka Films, Lucky 13 Productions, and Macro Media ; an Ekwapic ; written and directed by Ekwa Msangi ; produced by Huriyyah Muhammad ; produced by Sam Bisbee, Josh Penn ; producers, Ekwa Msangi, Joe Plummer, Bobby Allen.

Video/Projected medium
Director-approved DVD special edition.
  • [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2022]
  • ©2022
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (12 pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 74, folded to 13 x 19 cm)


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  • 4 3/4 in.
  • polychrome rdacc
  • color
  • stamping rdapm
Summary note
Seventeen years after his family was separated by the civil war in Angola, a New York taxi driver is reunited with his now devoutly religious wife and teenage daughter when they are finally able to follow him to America. But after living thousands of miles apart for so long, the three find they must discover one another's strengths, forgive one another's weaknesses, and bridge cultural and generational divides to build a life together. Told in three perspective-shifting chapters that honor the multitude of struggles and emotions that make up the immigrant experience, Farewell Amor is a bittersweet, compassionate evocation of how it feels when your heart and your home are in different places.
  • Wide screen (2:39.1).
  • Title from disc surface.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2020.
  • Accompanied by folded sheet (12 pages) containing an essay by scholar Tiana Reid.
Creation/​Production credits
Cinematography, Bruce Francis Cole ; editor, Jeanne Applegate ; music, Osei Essed.
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; 2.39:1 aspect ratio; Dolby audio 5.1 surround.
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah, Jayme Lawson, Joie Lee, Marcus Scribner, Nana Mensah.
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
  • Director approved special features: New 2K master
  • New audio commentary by director Ekwa Msangi and cinematographer Bruce Francis Cole
  • Three short films by Msangi: Suspense (2011), The Market King (2014), and Farewell Meu Amor (2016), a prequel to Farewell Amor
  • New interviews with actors Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah, Jayme Lawson
  • Issued with a booklet with an essay by scholar Tiana Reid.
Other title(s)
  • Farewell amor (Motion picture)
  • Suspense (Motion picture : 2011)
  • Market king (Motion picture)
  • Farewell meu mor (Motion picture)
  • 9781681439464
  • 1681439468
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  • 715515273015
  • 00715515273015
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