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Anbessa

Unrated

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Release Date

Thursday 21st March 2019
Anbessa poster
Suitable for 8 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown at Human Rights Watch Film Festival on 21st March 2019.
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Genre:

Drama

Language:

Amharic

Runtime:

1 hour 24 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

Through a coming-of-age story, Anbessa captures one boy taking on modernization on his own terms, revealing a unique and magical perspective on the myth of "progress" that entraps us all. Ten-year-old Asalif and his mother have been displaced from their farmland on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by the construction of a condominium. As they watch the buildings take shape, they are reminded in small and big ways that their country's dream of "progress" is not for them. To fight back against those casting him out and those threatening his mother's safety, Asalif taps into a fantasy of becoming his hero: the lion ("anbessa" in Amharic). Asalif uses his imagination to battle forces beyond his control. His newfound power and fantasy take him to places he never imagined inside and out of the condo until finally, Asalif must find the strength that resides in him as a boy, and shed the lion persona, in order to deal with the tides of change and violence that are usurping a community.

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Anbessa Cast

Abinet

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Aster Biruk Aderi

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Birtukan Biruk Aderi

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Biruk Aderi

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Fikadu Biruk Aderi

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Tigist Biruk Aderi

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Last update was at 06:26 16th July 2019