Red Leaves

  • Israel
  • Feature
  • 2014
  • 80 min.
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Red Leaves

  • Israel
  • Feature
  • 2014
  • 80 min.

Synopsis

Meseganio Tadela is an obstinate man. He immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with his family 28 years ago and chose to zealously retain his Ethiopian culture. He belongs to a rapidly disappearing generation. Tadela sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.

Credits

Director(s)

Bazzi Gete

Producer(s)

Elad Peleg, Haggai Arad

Script

Bazzi Gete

Cinematography

Edan Sasson

Editor

Lev Goltser

Cast

Debebe Eshetu, Hanna Haiela, Ruti Asarsai, Meir Desse, Shula Mola, Solomon Mersha

Original Language

Hebrew, Amharic

Subtitles

English

Produced with the help of

“Israel Film Fund”, “Avi-Chai” foundation, “Gesher” film-fund, The Israeli cable and satellite council, Yes and the pais council for culture.

Broadcaster

Yes

Sound designer

Yuri Primanko

  • Winner

    Best Leading Actor Golden Leopard Award
    Canada International Film and Television Festival
    2015
  • Winner

    Winner of the Anat Pirchi Award for Best Debut Film
    Jerusalem International Film Festival
    2014
  • Winner

    FIPRESCI - the International Federation of Film Critics Award
    2014

Festival Highlights

CinemAfrica Film Festival, Sweden , 2016

Helsinki African Film Festival, Finland , 2016

Cinemed Montpellier International Film Festival, France , 2015

Africa International Film Festival, Nigeria , 2015

New York African Film Festival, USA , 2015

BFI London International Film Festival, UK , 2015

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2015

Matatu International Film Festival, USA , 2015

The Pan African Film Festival, USA , 2015

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel , 2014

Cinema South International Film Festival, Israel , 2014

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  • A Fantastic New Film About Ethiopians in Israel
    Jewniverse
  • Beautifully acted and carefully written, it shows a side of Israel that doesn't make it to the big screen much.
    Jerusalem Post
  • A great introduction to the growing disillusion with the Israeli 'melting pot'.
    Yael Even Or, Africa is a Country

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