"In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life."
– Nigerian-born director Andrew Dosunmu's Where Is Kyra? has finally found a distributor after screening at the Sundance Film Festival this January, via Great Point Media after, ironically, a year of searching, currently looking at releases.
– His past films include Mother of George (2013) and Restless City (2011), also hard-hitting dramas focused on people in New York City living under difficult circumstances. He's also directed music videos for Tracy Chapman, Isaac Hayes, and other artists.
– Michelle Pfeiifer has been receiving outstanding reviews as the title character, some calling it her best performance in years. "A soul-searching Michelle Pfeiffer makes a welcome return," says Variety's review.
– Dosunmu said on the inspiration for the film, “I wanted to tell a story about these people that are disenfranchised that we see every day. We don’t ask ourselves the question, ‘Why are they here?'”. The film is about what it's like to grow old in a society that doesn't honor its elders and having to live in a city with non-stop motion.
– Pfeiffer also starred in The Wizard of Lies (which got her a GG and Emmy nomination), Murder On the Orient Express and mother! in 2017, and will appear in Marvel's Ant Man and the Wasp as Janet van Dyne later this year.
'Where Is Kyra?': Film Review | Sundance 2017 https://t.co/ZzCGmxSSIp— THR Movies (@THRmovies) January 25, 2017
Michelle Pfeiffer is devastating in the all-too-relatable tragedy 'Where Is Kyra?' https://t.co/J4wRsJUcuZ— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) February 15, 2018
Another reason why you should be excited for the terrific WHERE IS KYRA? Jeff Wells hates it. https://t.co/PBAoj93nUR— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) January 13, 2018
Her best work this year was in Andrew Dosunmu's WHERE IS KYRA?, which premiered at Sundance & still hasn't been released.— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) December 27, 2017
ONTD, are you ready for the best part of mother! (and Dark Shadows, People Like Us, The Family + other films you didn't see since 2007's Stardust)'s comeback this year?
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