It’s a modest start, but big news: and not about war or starvation, but the rise of a new, young cinema.
Films inside ‘Letters from Ethiopia’
LambYared Zeleke 94′
A realistic children’s film with mature undertones. About a boy who grows up without parents in the harsh mountains of northern Ethiopia, but also about the adults around him. And yes, it’s also about his sheep - his best friend, who is in danger of being sacrificed.
New EyesHiwot Admasu Getaneh 12′
New eyes for seeing a new, sensual world. A young female filmmaker imagines what it is like to be a young girl, perhaps the one she once was.
Screens before Price of Love.
Letters from EthiopiaHiwot Admasu Getaneh, Henok Legesse 12′
It had not yet been done, a film about making films in Ethiopia. So IFFR had it made by the youngest talent we could find.
Price of LoveHermon Hailay 99′
What is the price of love, a taxi, an honest life, forgiveness for a criminal past? A bit of everything in this film that also shows a bit of everything in today’s Addis Ababa. Price of Love is more serious than a popular film from Ethiopia but just as entertaining.