Among filmmakers telling queer stories far removed from the relative safe spaces of the industrialized north, writer-director Babatunde Apalowo has come to the world’s attention with his feature debut ALL THE COLOURS OF THE WORLD ARE BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE. Immersed in the megacity of Lagos, the film outlines a tentative attraction between delivery driver Bambino (Tope Tedela) and betting-shop owner Bawa (Riyo David). Set in a country where same-sex acts are illegal and open practitioners often dispatched by vigilante murder, survival is paramount and love may be a luxury neither of the men can afford.
ALL THE COLOURS OF THE WORLD ARE BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE—winner of the Teddy at this year’s Berlinale, the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (for best director), Frameline’s Out in the Silence Award, and the 2023 Premio Especial at Festival Mix—will screen this weekend at Outfest Los Angeles 2023, with Apalowo attending.
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ALL THE COLOURS OF THE WORLD ARE BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE
Directed by Babatunde Apalowo
Outfest Los Angeles 2023
Saturday, July 15, at 7 pm
Directors Guild of America
7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Babatunde Apalowo interview with Fancy Goodman:
Babatunde Apalowo, All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White (2023), from top: Riyo David (left) and Tope Tedela; All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White Lagos street scene; Tedela (left) and David; David; Tedela; Tedela and David.
Images courtesy and © Polymath Pictures.