The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Film Africa 2015 - Red Leaves
Director Bazi Gete
Sunday 1st November 2015
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE
3:30pm, Tickets £8.60 + booking fee, Concessions available. Tickets can be purchased from the Hackney Picturehouse website.
Category: Ethiopia in Transition
74-year-old Meseganio (renowned Ethiopian actor Debebe Eshetu) is a hard, cantankerous, and nervous man. He emigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with his family 28 years ago. Having chosen to zealously retain his culture, he talks very little, and hardly speaks Hebrew. After losing his wife, loneliness and a sense of his mortality lead him to seek support from his children and he spends time in each of their homes, causing havoc among those more adjusted to modern Israeli life. Desperately trying to hold onto the vestiges of his life back in Ethiopia, Meseganio must find a way to survive on his own terms. A beautifully realised and intimate drama about acceptance and growing old.
Director: Bazi Gete.
Running Time: 88 min.
Language: Amharic/Hebrew with English subtitles.
Followed by a Q&A with director Bazi Gete.
More information about the festival can be found on the Film Africa 2015 website.