Ethiopian Drama ‘Difret’ Wins Best Film Screening at Berlin Festival

Still image from the Ethiopian film 'Difret.' (Courtesy photograph)

The Hollywood Reporter

By Scott Roxborough

Difret, the debut feature from Ethiopian filmmaker Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, has won the prize for best fiction film screening in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Angelina Jolie was an executive producer on the drama, which looks at the kidnapping of a young girl in rural Ethiopia. Difret had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It won the top prize at the Panorama Audience Awards, which are voted on by ordinary Berlinale cinema-goers.

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