Berlinale treasures: Difret

One of the most attractive features of the film festival Berlinale is the rare opportunity it provides to watch films from almost any corner of the world, including countries with no film industry to speak of. My first choice at this year’s festival was “Difret”, one of the few 35mm movies ever made in Ethiopia. If you can, don’t miss the chance to see this film based on true events, portraying a culture caught in the opposite forces of traditional culture, emerging modernity and emancipation.

Berlinale film Difret Ethiopia emancipation

You will find the screening dates and a detailed story description in the festival programme. I’m going to see more films and post about it here, you’ll find my updates on this blog throughout the next week.

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