Tormented by visions of a frozen deserted lake, student Dennis (21) moves back in with his controlling mother. Due to an aggressive episode, Dennis is no longer allowed to see his highly pregnant ex- girlfriend. When the birth of their child is approaching he is struck with feelings of guilt towards the death of his Nigerian father sixteen years ago. For Dennis a voodoo spell seems to be the only way to unburden himself and his loved ones.

In Dwight Fagbamila's debut-film FEMI we meet young Dennis who just when the world is opening up to him is confronted with approaching fatherhood. In a cinematic journey we explore complex theme's such as parenthood, guilt, suppressed racism, alienation and identity.

This film is supported by The Netherlands Film Fund and Brabant C.


  • Length: 90' min
  • Release: September 2022
  • Genre: drama / magic realism


  • Yannick Jozefzoon
  • Joy Verberk
  • Janneke Remmers
  • Victor Ijdens
  • Claude Musungayi
  • Michiel Blankwaardt


  • Director: Dwight Fagbamila
  • Screenwriter: Dwight Fagbamila & Kim Kokosky Deforchau
  • D.O.P.: Aziz Al-Dilaimi
  • Production Design Robert van der Hoop
  • First A.D.: Ina van Beek
  • Production Manager: Mireille Rooijendijk | Eva van Dorland
  • Sound Design: Hein Verhoeven & Bouk Bouwmeester
  • Editor: Emiel Nuninga
  • Composer: Kaveh Vares
  • Producers: Maarten van der Ven l Layla Meijman

Dutch Academy Award

Best actor

Warsaw International Film Festival

Free Spirit Competiton