RUNNING AGAINST THE WIND
directed by Jan Philipp Weyl
In Ethiopia, two young men are racing to make their dreams come true.
Two twelve-year-old boys grow up together in a remote village – until a single photo changes their lives forever: Solomon heads for Addis Ababa to become a photographer. Abdi remains at home and trains to fulfil his dream of matching the sport successes of Haile Gebrselassie. Ten years later, Abdi is nominated for the Ethiopian National Running Team and moves to Addis Ababa. He feels Solomon must be dead by now, but an inner voice tells him to look for his old friend. And in fact Solomon is still alive, but in a complete different world to Abdi’s with his story of success.
Abdi’s source of power is his running shoes – Solomon survives thanks to his wife Genet and the love of his three-year-old daughter Fikir.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2019 - GERMANY/ETHIOPIA - 115min
CAST Ashenafi Nigusu, Mikiyas Wolde, Joseph Reta Belay
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Amharic
PRODUCED BY Chris Naumann, Andreas Seck, Samerawit Seid Kekebo & Jan Philipp Weyl