‘Difret’ To Open In U.S. Theaters This Fall

(Poster for Zeresenay Berhane Mehari’s ‘Difret’)

Okay Africa

‘Difret’ Heads To U.S. Theaters In Time For Awards Season

In the Sundance-winning Ethiopian court drama Difret, writer/director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari chronicles the true story of a girl and a lawyer who take on the tradition of abduction for marriage known as “telefa”. Executive produced by Angelina Jolie, the film made its world premiere at Sundance 2014– where it won the World Cinematic Dramatic Audience Award– and was subsequently selected (but not nominated) as the Ethiopian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. Just in time for awards season, the film is headed to U.S. cinemas next month for a limited theatrical run beginning on October 23.

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DIFRET release trailer from Tambay A Obenson on Vimeo.

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