What Are Some Good Amharic Films?


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"13 Months of Sunshine," "The 11th Hour" and "Journey to Lasta" are some of the best-rated Amharic-language films as of 2015, according to IMDB. "Teza" and "Lamb" also receive high ratings.

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"13 Months of Sunshine" is a 2007 romantic drama directed by Yehdego Abeselom about an Ethiopian couple who enter a marriage of convenience while striving to achieve their dreams. The film stars Sammy Amare and Tsion Fikreselassie. "The 11th hour," also from 2007, is a family drama directed by Zelalem Woldemariam that explores the relationship between father daughter in Addis Ababa as the father attempts to save his daughter who is struggling with a heart problem. "Journey to Lasta" is a 2004 urban reggae film directed by Wondwossen D. Dikran. The musical film features drama and comedy as a California musician travels to find his childhood friend.

In the 2008 drama "Teza," a man returns to his home country of Ethiopia during the totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu. Although he wants to use his skills for the health of the people, he is surrounded by violence and an oppressive military presence. The 2015 film "Lamb" is a drama about a boy who goes to live with his relatives in the countryside. However, his family sees his pet lamb only as food.

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