The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
BFI London Film Festival - Beti and Amare
Director/Screenplay Andy Siege
Saturday 18th October 2014
ICA, Screen 1, 12 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Tickets on sale to the public from 18 September.
3:30pm, Beti and Amare is being shown as part of the Dare section - in-your-face, up-front and arresting films that take you out of your comfort zone - in the 2014 BFI London Film Festival.
"Beti and Amare is an audacious, lower-than-micro-budget feature that blends romance, war, sci-fi and revenge film elements with a glorious level of invention. Set during the 1936 war between Italy and Ethiopia, the film sees Beti, a beautiful young woman, evade Mussolini's advancing troops by travelling to the home of her elderly uncle, who lives alone in a cabin in the midst of a vast, barren landscape. The two settle down to a quiet existence together, but the menace of the war and local thugs are only just held at bay. When three men turn up at the property, hell bent on raping Beti, she is saved by an otherworldly presence, whom she names Amare. Reportedly delivered on a budget of under $7,000, Beti and Amare is a hugely impressive debut by Andy Siege and features a standout performance by Hiwot Asres as Beti. Quite simply, you won't have seen anything quite like this." Keith Shiri
Director - Screenwriter: Andy Siege.
Producers: Andy Siege, Pascal Dawson, Mahdere H Sisay.
With: Hiwot Asres, Pascal Dawson, Biniyam Kore.
Ethiopia-Germany-Canada 2014. 94min. Prod Co Kalulu Entertainment Ltd
More information can be found on the BFI website.