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Haile Gerima’s film in the line-up of Venice Film Festival

Haile Gerima’s new feature film “Teza” will compete for the coveted Golden Lion at the 65th Venice Film Festival, according to the program announced yesterday, July 29. 

The film chronicles the return of an Ethiopian intellectual to his country of birth during the repressive Marxist regime of Mengistu HaileMariam and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people’s humanity and social values, it was said.The film will world preem at festival alongside ample lineups from Europe, Asia and America to be held from  August 27th-September,2008.

Italian films will dominate the festival this year and fewer Hollywood films will be shown due to the impact of the writer’s strike.

All but two of the 21 films in competiton will be world premiers; organizers made an exception for two Japanese animated films that opened at home for the busy summer season.

While 18 full-length Italian features are being shown, only 10 movies will come from the United States – including the Coen brothers dark spy-comedy “Burn After Reading,” which opens the festival Aug. 27.German filmmaker, Wim Wenders will head the jury that awards the coveted Golden Lion on Sept. 6.

Haile Gerima is no stranger to Venice film Festival.His documentary , Adwa An African Victory, has had an enthusiastic screenings before in 1999.

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Categories: Cinema
  1. Hidar
    July 30, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    thanks for the news.I’ve long heared about the making of this film.It should make us proud that it would be competeing for an award of such prestigious internationnal film festiv.
    I hope we will come to see it when it becomes available here at home.

  1. August 1, 2008 at 1:20 am
  2. August 31, 2008 at 8:47 am

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