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THE INHERITANCE

Ephraim Asili / United States / 2020 / 102 min / Danish Premiere
The members of a socialist collective in Philadelphia cultivate poetry, resistance and black culture in a jazzy fusion of autobiography and creative freedom.

A young man inherits his grandmother’s house in Philadelphia and transforms it into a black socialist commune. Ephraim Asili’s debut blurs the boundaries between reality and creative embellishment with a laid-back and jazzy ingenuity in a film loosely based on his own life. Both the form and the story are intensely political in ‘The Inheritance’, which also incorporates the spiritual heritage of the deep and rich history of black cultures. Poetry as activism, activism as poetry. With a clear hint to Godard’s rebellious 1960s classic ‘La Chinoise, Asili brings politically engaged cinema to a new era, where resistance and unity are back.