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Crumbs

WINTER FILM AWARDS 2016 NOMINEE - BEST PICTURE
NOMINEE - BEST DIRECTOR (MIGUEL LLANSO)
NOMINEE - BEST ACTOR (DANIEL TADESSE)

  • 2015
  • Ethiopia, United States
  • 68 mins
  • Amharic

Feature Film Competition

Miguel Llanso
Sergio Uguet de Resayre
Daniel Tadesse

CRUMBS is set against the background of spectacular post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscapes, where the film finds a strange-looking scrap collector, Candy (played by the charismatic Daniel Tadesse). Alternately gripped by daydreams and constant fears, the diminutive Candy has had enough of collecting the priceless crumbs of decayed civilization, including the most valuable: merchandise from Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan. When a spaceship that has been hovering high in the sky for years starts showing signs of activity, Candy has to overcome his fears – as well as a witch, Santa Claus and second-generation Nazis — to discover things aren’t quite the way he thought.

Miguel Llansó (Madrid, 1979) is a big fan of experimental-punk- weird music and films. He studied Philosophy and Cinema before leaving on his many adventures. He has mainly filmed in Ethiopia, where he lives half the year. Inspired by Werner Herzog, he created and distributed the film Where is My Dog? (2010, with Yohannes Feleke), screened at the IFF Rotterdam (2011 & 2012) and other international festivals. He also directed, produced and wrote Chigger Ale (2013) – a short film about Hitler’s Ethiopian clone which premiered at FF Locarno in 2013 and has been screened at BAFICI, Tampere, Hamburg and more than 25 international film festivals. CRUMBS (2015) is Miguel’s feature film debut.

Reviews

Interview: Miguel Llanso and Yohannes FelekeFilmComment

‘Crumbs’ – The First Ever Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic, Surreal, Sci-Fi FeatureIndiewire

‘Crumbs’: Rotterdam Reviewthe Hollywood Reporter

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