Red Leaves

Red Leaves

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Director: Bazi Gete Country: Israel Year: 2015 Running time: 88 mins Language: Amharic/Hebrew with English subtitles Colour

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.

Followed by a Q&A with director Bazi Gete.

A_Award_42pxThis film is eligible for the AUF Audience Award