PODCAST | Federica Scarpa interviews Babatunde Apalowo, director of the film All the colors of the world are between black and white.
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Out of competition at the 38th edition of the Lovers film festival is the winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlinale: All the colors in the world are between black and white, the first Nigerian film with LGBTQi themes. Director Babatunde Apalowo, in his first feature film, tells us about making this poetic and touching film, made up of the unsaid and the unshown, focusing on the three protagonists and their way of experiencing love.
All the colors of the world are between black and white: Bambino and Bawa’s relationship is tested as they navigate their feelings for each other while riding around Lagos for a photo competition. Bambino grapples with his own self-doubt and uncertainty, while Bawa is convinced that their feelings are a sign of something deeper. When Bambino suffers an accident and is forced to rely on Bawa’s assistance, he begins to question his own sexuality. The close proximity between them only intensifies the situation, and Bambino, overwhelmed by confusion and anger, ultimately pushes Bawa out of his life. However, when Bambino returns with an offer of friendship, Bawa insists that he make a decision. In the end, Bambino decides to reject Bawa, leading to a heartbroken and frustrated Bawa exposing Bambino’s sexuality to a mob, resulting in a violent attack on Bambino as Bawa watches with mixed emotions.