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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.06.15] Ethiopia post apocalyptic scifi

Digging through the first wave of Fantasia titles, I came across Crumbs, a film described as existing "in a space between Alex Cox and Alejandro Jodorowsky." Wow, sold. So I did some digging and dug up the first trailer you see below.

The film, written and directed by Miguel Llansó, is Ethiopia's first science fiction film and I'm happy to say it looks as thoughtful and esoteric as I hoped. Having said that, it also looks extremely well executed with some well integrated special FX. Crumbs, you just made my list.

Decades after the apocalypse and after extraterrestrial life had been discovered the few inhabitants left in a hostile earth have struggled to survive by squatting and rummaging to make ends meet.

For many years an alien spaceship has hovered in the skies, undisturbed and dormant, slowly rusting away. Tired of picking up the crumbs of gone-by civilizations, Gagano dreams his life away when not living in a state of perpetual fear.

When the spaceship in the sky begins to turn on and after a series of freak incidents in the bowling alley that Gagano and Selam call home, our miniature sized hero will be forced to embark on a surreal epic journey that will lead him through the post apocalyptic Ethiopian landscape. As he confronts himself, his fears as well as witches, Santa Claus and second generation Nazis he will find himself only to discover that the memories that brought him on his journey and that he always thought he had were not really as he had been recalling them.

Like I said, Crumbs plays in Montreal at Fantasia. For more details on the film, follow its Official Facebook page.

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quietearth (4 years ago) Reply

And Michael Jackson! Fucking Awesome!

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