Friday, January 15, 2016

Auteur Watch - Yemane I. Demissie

See, this is why other countries need a strong middle class, otherwise all the films are about gruesome life under the rule of a brutal dictator.  But I gotta hand it to young Demissie: at least he got one review!  But that was 1996 for you.  People were willing to try new things back then.  Flash forward 13 years, and it's a documentary about Haile Selassie and a film called Dead Weight.  Yemane seems to be telling the same story over and over again, albeit from different perspectives.  Take Billy Wilder's advice and do a light comedy next!

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