What are some well-known Ethiopian films?


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���Difret,��� ���Lamb,��� ���Price of Love,��� ���Atletu��� and ���Crumbs��� are some well-known Ethiopian films. The 2014 drama film ���Difret��� won awards at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival. Zeresenay Berhane Mehari directed the movie, and Angelina Jolie was the executive producer. It was Ethiopia���s official entry to the 87th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not nominated. The movie is about a court case that resulted in the outlawing of child bride kidnapping in Ethiopia.

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The 2015 drama film ���Lamb��� was Ethiopia���s official entry to the 88th Academy Awards, but failed to make the final list. Yared Zeleke directed the movie. The movie revolves around the story of a boy who tries to save his sheep from sacrifice for a religious fest. The boy decides to take his sheep and travel to the top of a mountain. Rediat Amare plays the lead character in the movie. Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, Surafel Teka, Rahel Teshome and Indris Mohamed play other prominent character in the film.

���Atletu��� or ���The Athlete��� is a 2009 biographical drama film about marathon runner Abebe Bikila. Bikila ran barefoot in the Rome Olympic Games in 1960 and won the gold medal. He was a complete unknown before he won the gold medal. Rasselas Lakew and Davey Frankel directed the movie, and Lakew also played the lead role of Abebe Bikila.

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