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The Burial of Kojo

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Ghana, United States · 2018
1h 20m
Director Blitz Bazawule
Starring Ama K. Abebrese, Joe Addo, Henry Adofo, Kobina Amissah-Sam
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

In a small Ghanaian village, Esi shares her peaceful childhood with her beloved father, Kojo. When her vengeful uncle Kwabena leaves Kojo for dead in an abandoned mineshaft, Esi must venture through a magical landscape to save her father's life.

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Variety by Jessica Kiang

Though the film deals in tragedy, its sheer cinematic exuberance is immensely hopeful. As too, is the story of how one of the most exciting directorial debuts in recent memory was picked up by Ava DuVernay’s Array Releasing and planted in a few theaters before blossoming on Netflix.


The Hollywood Reporter by John DeFore

Viewers may worry that Bazawule's starkly gorgeous pictures aren't going to add up to anything, but Burial satisfies in prosaic as well as poetic terms, supplying an end that makes sense of its beginning. It will leave many who see it eager for the young filmmaker's next fable.

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