Price of Love
First screened in September 2015
Director: Hermon Hailay. Cast: Eskinder Tameru, Fereweni Gebregergs, Solomon Teka, Dawit Gulilat, Kassahun Getatchew. Screenplay: Hermon Hailay and Max Conil. Twitter Capsule:
Some story beats are sadly familiar, but this streetside Ethiopian drama conveys them with nuance and piquant detail.
Rare to evoke the virtues and tolls of conscience so fully, and to capture the sights and sounds of a non-Western city without tilting into exoticism. No mold-breaker, but valuable.