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Anbessa
© Caitlin Mae Burke
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Mo Scarpelli

IMAGE

Mo Scarpelli

SON

Tijn Hazen

MONTAGE

Nico Leunen, Thomas Pooters

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Erik K. Skodvin

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Caitlin Mae Burke

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

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  • Italie, États-Unis | 2019 | 85 minutes
  • Un film de Mo Scarpelli

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"Ancient Ethiopian farmlands are increasingly being cleared for dense condo development. Ten-year-old Asalif and his mother have already been displaced from their homestead to the outskirts of sprawling capital Addis Ababa, and it seems looming cranes are closing in on them again. With little to do, the precocious boy scavenges wires and bulbs from sprawling construction sites to literally keep the lights on in their makeshift house. Pushed around by new neighbour kids, the sensitive child retreats into his imagination, the only place where he can rage like a lion against the forces he can't control. Old enough to sense impending realities but still innocent enough to play, Asalif provides an irresistibly tender foil for the city's coming-of-age story. Rare and thoroughly beautiful, Anbessa observes the ever-forward march of progress with true originality."
(Myrocia Watamaniuk - Hot Docs)

"Ancient Ethiopian farmlands are increasingly being cleared for dense condo development. Ten-year-old Asalif and his mother have already been displaced from their homestead to the outskirts of sprawling capital Addis Ababa, and it seems looming cranes are closing in on them again. With little to do, the precocious boy scavenges wires and bulbs from sprawling construction sites to literally keep the lights on in their makeshift house. Pushed around by new neighbour kids, the sensitive child retreats into his imagination, the only place where he can rage like a lion against the forces he can't control. Old enough to sense impending realities but still innocent enough to play, Asalif provides an irresistibly tender foil for the city's coming-of-age story. Rare and thoroughly beautiful, Anbessa observes the ever-forward march of progress with true originality."
(Myrocia Watamaniuk - Hot Docs)

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