Crumbs

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    Crumbs

    Directed by

    Spain, Ethiopia, Finland

    2015

    68 min

    • Amharic

    Sci-fi

    Tired of picking up the crumbs of gone-by civilizations, Candy dreams his life away when not living in a state of perpetual fear. When the spaceship in the sky begins to turn on and after a series of freak incidents, our miniature-sized hero will be forced to embark on a surreal epic journey that will lead him through the post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscape as he confronts himself, his fears and witches, Santa Claus and second generation Nazis: only to discover that was he had long believed is not what he expected.

    Awards

    • New Flesh Award (Best First Feature Film) - Fantasia IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Daniel Tadesse
    Selam Tesfaye
    Screenplay
    Miguel Llansó
    Cinematography
    Israel Seoane
    Editing
    Velasco Broca
    Music
    Atomizador

    Director's Statement

    In October 2013 my audio recorder captured the following words during an interview to the first Ethiopian graduate in nuclear engineering – the elderly professor Seifu Yohannes – now emeritus physics professor in the University of Harar. “All your dreams of wealth and unlimited power, all your dreams of disproportionate ambition; the satisfaction of feeling analogous to the gods, all your sexual impulses which you deem infinite; all these pharaonic dreams will be reduced to a series of cheap plastic figurines floating in the stratosphere once everything has finally exploded. The American dream will soon enough end up devastating you. Then you will return to your village with your tail between your legs. And you will wish that your old boyfriend or girlfriend – whose breath always reeked of garlic – will once again cover you in kisses and eternally care for your welfare.” When I finished transcribing these words, CRUMBS was born.

    Production
    LANZADERA FILMS
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES

    Press

    An exotic and sometimes even surreal approach to what is fundamentally a touching love story.

    Guglielmo Bettinardi, Cineuropa

    A simple, touching love story.

    Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    An extraordinary feature debut.

    Mitch Davis, Fantasia

    Miguel Llansó

    Miguel Llansó

    Spain

    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. JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY (2019) was selected at the Helsinki International Film Festival - LOVE & ANARCHY.