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Africa in Motion - Beti and Amare

Director/Screenplay Andy Siege

Thursday 30th October 2014

Nice 'n' Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG

7:00pm Free and non-ticketed. Over 18s only - ID required.

Part of Scream Africa! African Horror Film Night. Beti and Amare is being shown with Oya Rise of the Suporisha, a short film from Nigeria.

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 about the festival on Africa in Motion Scotland African Film Festival website.

Anglo-Ethiopian Society Web Listing Oct-14

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