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Top Ten Ethiopian Movies of all time

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Author Ruth Negga

The Cinema of Ethiopia and the film industry in general is a relatively recent phenomenon in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian film industry is growing, but faces many problems that have prevented it from fully flourishing. .

Important: Top Ten Ethiopian Movies By Ruth Negga .

BUSH MAMA (1979)

Bush Mama is the story of Dorothy and her husband T.C. He is a discharged Vietnam veteran who thought he would return home to a hero's welcome. Instead he is falsely arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. .!


Price of Love is a 2015 Ethiopian drama film directed by Hermon Hailay which was screened in the Official Selection at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[1] It was selected in Official Competition at FESPACO 2015 where it won the Special Prize of Ouagadougou. It has gone on to compete in numerous international film festivals and won multiple awards.[2] It tells the story of a young Addis Ababa taxi driver gets caught up in the dark side of love, causing his taxi to be stolen. He finds himself stuck in a relationship with a prostitute, making him confront his past and discover what is the price of love.[3] .!


Lamb is a 2015 Ethiopian drama film directed by Yared Zeleke. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It was the first Ethiopian film to be included in the Official Selection.[1][2] It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[3] The film was selected as the Ethiopian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. .!


Difret is a 2014 Ethiopian drama film written and directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari. The film had its premiere in-competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it won the World Cinematic Dramatic Audience Award.[2][3] Angelina Jolie served as the executive producer of the film.[4] The film later premiered at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section,[5][6] where it won the Audience Award.[7] It was selected as the Ethiopian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.[8][9][10] The title (Amharic: ድፍረት) literally translates as "courage", "audacity",[11] but can also be a euphemism for "the act of being raped."[12] .!


Diplomat is a 2012 Ethiopian spy thriller film directed by Naod Gashaw and produced by Mekdi Productions.[2][3] Premiered on 22 January 2012, the film stars with Mahlet Shumete (Kidist) and Meron Getnet (Melat) as members of intellegence team at National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) while Andrias Asnakew as Rick is double agent on a mission who want to attack against Ethiopia by assassinating foreign presidents in order to deter Ethiopia's diplomatic relationship. .!


Selanchi (Amharic: ስለ አንቺ) is a 2009 Ethiopian romantic drama film. Directed by Belay Getaneh, it stars with Sayat Demissie and Leoul Solomon. The story revolves around 20 year old Wondwossen, who struggles with mental disorder and finds his love interest Fikir. Both are hindered to process their relation due to refusal of Wondwossen's father, a lieutenant general who supervises him. The film has won three awards on the 4th Ethiopian International Film Festival and it is the winner of the Best International Romantic Comedy Feature at the New York International Film Festival. .!


Siryet (transl. Redemption) is a 2007 Ethiopian crime thriller film directed and produced by Yidnekachew Shumete, being the first produced film by Yidnekachew.[1] Written by Dereje Fikiru, the film stars with Girum Ermias, Bertukan Befikadu, Enkusilassie Workagegnehu, Alebachew Mekonnen, Thomas Tora, Felek Kassa, Kassahun Fisseha and Solomon Tashe, and revolves around a disfigured serial killer who want to track the family of six men identified with him.[2][3] .!


Yewendoch Guday (Amharic: የወንዶች ጉዳይ) is a 2007 Ethiopian romantic comedy film directed by Henok Ayele and produced by Arkey Sera Production.[1] The film has been domestically successful and gained large viewers in national cinemas shortly since its release on 17 February 2007.[2] Starring with Admassu Kebede and Rekik Teshome, the story revolves around principally the life of carpenter Amero, who was devastated by betrayal of his ex-girlfriend, and later encounters with future love interest Helena, who constantly bothers him into extravagant person.[3] .!

ADWA (FILM) (1999)

In 1896, Ethiopia defeats an Italian military bent on conquest and colonization. The Ethiopian people rise to triumph over the Italians at the Battle of Adwa. The event ignited a lasting flame of hope, of freedom and independence in the hearts of African people. The film illustrates an inspirational source of African empowerment .!

ADEY (2022)

Adey drama which streams on Abol tv is one of the best tv series of Ethiopia, it has a never before unseen cinematography and story line. .!

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