A Fool God

A Fool God

film-roll France / Color / 18' / 2019 9+

Mesi’s mom just died. Her grandma blames it on the little girl who shouldn’t have performed a ritual reserved to men. Mesi decides to reinterpret a tale to prove her grandmother that whoever considers her guilty for trying her best is a fool – God included.

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Hiwot Admasu Getaneh

Born in Addis Ababa in 1988, Hiwot Admasu Getaneh studied electrical and computer engineering before joining the Blue Nile Film Academy. Her first short film, NEW EYES (2015) was selected in Venice Orizzonti and Toronto IFF. She then directed a short documentary, LETTERS FROM ETHIOPIA (2016), commissioned by Rotterdam IFF. A FOOL GOD is her second fiction short film.

Director
Hiwot Admasu Getaneh
Screenplay
Hiwot Admasu Getaneh
Cinematography
Julia Mingo
Editing
Nicola Sburlati
Sound Design
Benjamin Laurent
Tristan Pontécaille
Film Cast
Haimanot Mulugeta
Alemayehu Maremi
Naif Feysel
Seble Tirfe
Merid Tadio
Bekele Assefa
Producer
Marie Dubas
Sylvain Rapaud
David Danesi
Elias Ribeiro
Language
Amharic
Subtitles
English
Filmography
Letters from Ethiopia (2016)
New Eyes (2015)
Fiction Short Films