Queen of Glory (2022)
‘Queen of Glory’ is the story of Sarah Obeng, the brilliant child of Ghanaian immigrants, who is quitting her Ivy League PhD program to follow her married lover to Ohio.
When her mother dies suddenly, she bequeaths her daughter a Christian bookstore in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx where Sarah was raised. A follow-up on the classic immigrant’s tale, Queen of Glory provokes laughter and empathy, as its heroine is reborn through her inheritance.
Award-winning writer, director and actor Nana Mensah was born in Connecticut to Ghanaian parents and brings real authenticity to this remarkable film that fits so much into its short 78 minutes duration.
Mensah not only wrote and directed Queen of Glory, but she also stars in the leading role of Sarah Obeng.
Although Queen of Glory tackles some difficult issues, and has moments of true sadness, there is also a sweet, light, uplifting layer that rises up to warm your soul throughout.
“Gloriously low-key comedy of immigrant life”
The Guardian ★★★★
“A low-budget gem whose glory lies in its own roughness”
The Times ★★★★