Difret Poster

Release Date: October 23rd, 2015

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
A crusading attorney (Meron Getnet) defends a 14-year-old Ethiopian (Tizita Hagere) who stands trial for killing the man who abducted and raped her.

Cast: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Meaza Tekle, Mickey Tesfaye, Moges Yohannes, Teferi Alemu, Haregewine Assefa, Getachew Debalke

Director: Zeresenay Mehari

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Truth Aid, Haile Addis Pictures

Distributors: Truth Aid Media

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Mehari’s presentation proves far too straightforward. There is little motivating the dramatic urgency aside from covering each development, despite the social issues that make the story itself so immediate. show more

  • Quite powerful despite relying on familiar storytelling tropes. show more

  • There’s more than a whiff of the didactic in Difret, a film overly earnest in spelling out its cause in more-than-occasional exposition. But it is otherwise an affecting drama that is honest and clear-eyed about Hirut’s trauma, and the ongoing struggles she’ll face even if she’s freed, without ever treating her abuse in an exploitative manner. show more

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