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!