In ‘Girl,' Both A Mother And Daughter Are Trying To Come Of Age

13 days ago   |   By Essence

By Kovie Biakolo · Updated January 23, 2023 In its first few scenes, Girl appeared to be yet another typical story of a poor West African migrant mother and her child, depicting how the strictness and traumas of the former would manifest in their treatment of the latter. Yet director Adura Onashile's debut feature out of Sundance allows for a much more arresting narrative to evolve between mom Grace and her daughter Ama. One that shows how their life unfolds in their working-class Glasgow high-rise with great detail and new insights. In the film, it becomes clear that Grace inflicts a...
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