Teza

Genre : Historical
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2008
Format : Feature
http://www.tezathemovie.com

The word "Teza" means "dew".

In 1970 young Anberber has studied in West-Germany and returns post-graduate to Ethiopia. Once in Addis, however, Amberber cannot stomach the anti-dissent of the new so called Marxist regime. As he witnesses a brutal murder, he is ordered on a mission to East-Germany. He uses an opportunity to escape to the West until the Wall falls and Ethiopia's regime comes to a closure. Now 60-year-old Amberber arrives finally at his home village… It's a story about hope and disillusionment, about foreignness and homeland.

A film by Haile Gerima

2008, Ethiopia / Germany / France, fiction, 2h20

starring Aron Arefe, Abiye Tedla, Takelech Beyene



LENGTH: 140 min.
FORMAT: colour, S-16mm & HD blow-up to 35mm

CAST: Aron Arefe, Abiye Tedla, Takelech Beyene, Teje Tesfahun, Nebiyu Baye, Mengistu Zelalem, Wuhib Bayu, Zenahbezu Tsega, Asrate Abrham, Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur, Veronika Avraham

SHOOTING LOCATION: Ethiopia & Köln (Germany)

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Amharic

CO PRODUCTION WITH: Pandora Film Produktion/ Negod-gwad Production in co-production with Unlimited and Westdeutscher Rundfunk

SUPPORTED BY: Filmstiftung NRW, WDR/ ARTE, Filmförderung Hamburg-Schleswig-Holstein, Hubert Bals Fund, Fonds Sud Cinéma Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication CNC, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères France, Fonds Images Afrique, Union Européenne (Fonds européen de développement), Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg, Région Alsace
WORLD SALES: The Match Factory

PRODUCERS:
Haile Gerima, Karl Baumgartner (producers),
Marie-Michèle Cattelain & Philippe Avril (co-producers),
Joachim von Mengershausen, Salome Gerima (associate producers)

WRITER: Haile Gerima
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Mario Masini
EDITING: Haile Gerima, Loren Hankin
PRODUCTION: Pedro Pimenta (production Ethopia), Yemane Demissie (1st AD), Johannes Rexin & Sascha Verhey (production Germany)
SOUND: Umbe Adan (original sound), Stephan Konken (re-recording mixer)
ART DIRECTION: Patrick Dechesne, Alain-Pascal Housiaux, Seyum Ayana (art directors), Tim Pannen (Germany)
COSTUMES: Wassene Hailu-Klotz
MAKE UP HAIR: Françoise Dael, Daniel Schröder
MUSIC: Vijay Iyer & Jorga Mesfin


PRODUZIONE/PRODUCTION:
Pandora Film Produktion GmbH (Cologne)
www.pandorafilm.com

COPRODUZIONE 1/CO-PRODUCTION 1:
Negod-Gwad Production (Washington DC)

COPRODUZIONE 2/CO-PRODUCTION 2:
Unlimited (Schiltigheim - France)
www.unlimited-films.net

DISTRIBUZIONE INTERNAZIONALE/WORLD SALES:
The Match Factory (Cologne)
www.matchfactory.de

DISTRIBUZIONE ITALIA/ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: TBA
UFFICIO STAMPA/PRESS OFFICE: TBA


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GREEK

του Χαϊλέ Γκερίμα
με τους Ααρόν Αρέφε, Αμπιγιέ Τέντλα, Τάκελε Μπεγιένε

Υπόθεση:
Σκηνοθετημένη από τον Αιθίοπα σκηνοθέτη Χαϊλέ Γκερίμα, ο οποίος υπογράφει και το σενάριο, η ταινία αυτή διαπραγματεύεται την παράδοξη θέση & πορεία μιας συγκεκριμένης γενιάς της Αιθιοπικής διανόησης, όπως τον ίδιο τον σκηνοθέτη και τον πρωταγωνιστή της ταινίας. Η ταινία του Gerima παρουσιάζει ένα πλούσια εκτεταμένο πορτραίτο ενός άνδρα που έχει εγκλωβιστεί ανάμεσα στην εξορία και τις τρομακτικές συνέπειες του βίαιου παρελθόντος της πατρίδας του.

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