By Miguel Llansó


A post-apocalyptic, Surrealist science-fiction romance from Ethiopia is not something you come across every day. The Spaniard Llansó who lives in Addis Ababa embroiders on his fascinating short film Chigger Ale and again finds Daniel Tadesse willing to play the lead.

After making several striking short films, Ethiopia-based Spaniard Miguel Llansó has now realised his first feature film, Crumbs. Just as in his previous work, the protagonist in this romantic, Surrealist science-fiction epic is played by unique small actor Daniel Tadesse.
The story is set against the background of spectacular post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscapes, where our diminutive superhero Gagano - on the one hand gripped by daydreams and on the other by constant fears - has had enough of collecting the valuable crumbs of decayed civilisation, the valuable high points of which are 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, Gagano has to overcome his fears - but also a witch, Santa Claus and second-generation Nazis - to find out that things aren’t quite the way he thought.
Spain, Ethiopia 68 minutes 2015 Amharic
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival 2015 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
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  • 100.0/5 Stars.

Poetically haunting, subtle yet bold, warm yet cold...grab a blanket.

by garmamie on Nov 5th, 2015
Clever, yet not as clever as his journey

wandering and wondering where is he going -- and why

but the reason

is like no other but a journey of gifts, omens and symbols

...a long journey

a cold one, challenging our little friend

to discover that the farther he goes

the closer he's getting to

understanding his ever changing world, the people in it

and what one universally values,




This is the type of film you can watch over and over

leaving you with more questions

than answers.

Great film!

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