The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Film Africa 2015 - Red Leaves

Director Bazi Gete

Saturday 31st October 2015

Ritzy Cinema, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

6:00pm, Tickets £12.60 + booking fee, Concessions available. Tickets can be purchased from the Ritzy Cinema website.

Red Leaves
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.
Country: Israel.
Year: 2015.
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.

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