An entertaining interview with artist Ahmed Teshome. I found the girl whom I lost in the winter - Artist Ahmed Teshome. The Goethe Institute will be hosting African Film Week from the 12th to the 17th of March 2018. A selection of five feature films from Ethiopia, Namibia, Uganda, Rwanda, and Algeria reflects the diversity of African cinema.
All films have gained national and/or international recognition through awards and festival invitations in the last few years and represent excellent filmmaking from their respective countries.
Among the local films that are to be screened is Price of Love, an award-winning 2015 Ethiopian drama film directed by Hermon Hailey which was screened in the Official Selection at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
It was selected in the Official Competition at FESPACO 2015 where it won the Special Prize of Ouagadougou. It has gone on to compete in numerous international film festivals and won multiple awards.
The film tells the story of a young Addis Ababa taxi driver who gets caught up in the dark side of love, causing his taxi to be stolen. He finds himself stuck in a relationship with a prostitute, making him confront his past and discover what the price of love is.
Those interested in attending the film screening are expected to bring their ID to the venue located at the University Compound of Business and Economics. What’s Out Addis in partnership with Hilton Addis Ababa, the Embassy of Spain and the Embassy of Belgium is going to hold “The Big Art Sale”.
This event will take place on Saturday, March 31 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Hilton Hotel, under a large tent within the parking lot. The tent will be filled with over 1,000 works by over 100 artists, making it a record-breaking artistic event in Ethiopian contemporary art history.