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 Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess
Saturday, 22. 02. 2020 / 17:00 / 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.
The Diary of Diana B. Dnevnik Diane Budisavljević
Saturday, 22. 02. 2020 / 18:00 / Small Hall
Long kept a secret, this story about a woman who saved thousands of children from an Ustashe camp in the Second World War talks about the best people in the worst of times. This was the big winner of the Pula Film Festival, awarded by the audience with a standing ovation.
The County Héraðið
Saturday, 22. 02. 2020 / 19:00 / Main Hall
The winner of the 2015 Liffe festival, Grímur Hákonarson (Rams), returns with an inspiring story about an independent and brave woman who stands up to the local exploitative cooperative.