"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

"A subtle delight. The child of Ghanaian parents herself, Mensah traverses the polyglot turf well, infusing details with astute affection and understated laughs."  - Lisa Kennedy, The New York Times

Sarah Obeng (Nana Mensah, Netflix’s “The Chair“), a doctoral student at Columbia University, is weeks away from following her very married boyfriend to Ohio when her mother suddenly passes away. Her inheritance? King of Glory, a small Christian bookstore serving a Ghanaian immigrant community in the Bronx. Tasked with arranging her mother's funeral according to her family's traditional expectations, Sarah must simultaneously navigate her plans to relocate as well as the unexpected return of her estranged father, all while grappling with the bookstore. Aided by an only-in-New York ensemble of Eastern European neighbors, opinionated aunties, and a no-nonsense ex-con employee, Sarah must face her new responsibilities while figuring out how to remain true to herself. Winner of the Tribeca Film Festival Best New Narrative Director Award for director-star Mensah, QUEEN OF GLORY is a "tightly-conceived, witty and compassionate love letter to the Bronx" (The Hollywood Reporter) that's at once a view into a tight-knit community, and an intensely relatable drama-comedy for anyone with a family. (Film Movement)

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best New Narrative Director, Tribeca Film Festival 
Winner - Long métrage américain, Prix de la Critique, Champs-Élysées Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award, Narrative Feature, Indie Memphis Film Festival
Nominee - Best First Feature, Film Independent Spirit Awards

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