Films

Beti and Amare (2013)

Afrofuturism / 1h34m / Feature / Fiction

Synopsis

This unique, strangely engaging and genre-blurring film is part fantasy sci-fi, part historical romantic drama. Set in 1936 in an Ethiopia disrupted by World War II, it follows Beti, a young Ethiopian girl who flees Mussolini’s troops to the more peaceful south of the country. As the enemy moves closer and her situation reaches a crisis, an unexpected arrival from the sky irrevocably changes the course of her existence. Alternating between dreamlike and nightmarish, this low-budget but innovative film makes stunning use of landscape and powerful imagery for an intensely visual experience.

Directed by Andy Siege

Info

Languages
Amharic
English Subtitles
Location
Ethiopia
Regions
East Africa
Beti and Amare