Ten-year-old Asalif and his mother have been displaced from their farmland on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by the construction of a condominium. To fight back against those casting him out, Asalif taps into a fantasy of becoming his hero: the lion (“anbessa” in Amharic). Asalif uses his imagination to battle forces beyond his control. He must find the strength that resides in him in order to deal with the tides of change that are usurping a community, a country, and his own identity.
My Extraordinary Summer with Tess My Extraordinary Summer with Tess
Sunday, 17. 11. 2019 / 15:00 / Main Hall
A heart-warming tale about coming of age and friendship based on the eponymous novel by Anna Woltz. After its Berlinale premiere My Extraordinary Summer with Tess became this year’s festival favourite.