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ABOUT THE FILM

SYNOPSIS
A young Addis Ababa taxi driver gets caught up in the dark side of love, causing his taxi to be stolen. He finds himself stuck in a relationship with a prostitute, making him confront his past and discover what is the price of love.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERMON HAILAY – Writer / Director
Hermon Hailay, born in Ethiopia and trained at the leading theatre school in Addis Ababa, is one of Ethiopia’s leading filmmakers, with several critically and commercially successful domestic films to her name.

Her first theatrical feature film was the award winning PRICE OF LOVE, which screened at Toronto International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Palm Springs, Stockholm, Hamburg plus over 50 others where it won 11 international awards.

She does not shy away from sensitive or difficult subjects matters and is committed to telling important Ethiopian stories that speak to both a local and international audience to break the stereotypes of both Ethiopian and African society and culture.

 

 

MAX CONIL – Writer / Producer
Max Conil, born in England, trained as a producer at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design. After working in film, television and music for over 10 years, he visited Ethiopia for the first time and fell in love with the country. He met Hermon Hailay and they instantly shared a vision to tell important Ethiopian stories that show the beauty of the country and the people to the outside world.

His first feature film is the award winning PRICE OF LOVE, which screened at Toronto International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Palm Springs, Stockholm, Hamburg plus over 50 others where it won 11 international awards.

 

 

 

EXILE PICTURES
Exile Pictures is a production company based in London and Addis Ababa, established to produce films that deal with underrepresented stories that reach audiences beyond their own borders, the first being the multi-award winning PRICE of LOVE. We currently have several projects in development.

In addition we operate as a production services provider and co-producer for international productions filmed in  Ethiopia. We offer full services including permits, locations, crew, casting, equipment, transport and catering.  Please contact us if you are interested in filming in Ethiopia.

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PAST SCREENINGS

ELLAS SON CINE June 2016, Spain
OFFICIAL SELECTION

NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL May 2016, USA
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JEONJU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL April 2016, South Korea
OFFICIAL COMPETITION

WASHINGTON DC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL April 2016, USA
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CARAVANES DES CINEMAS D’AFRIQUE April 2016, France
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AFI NEW AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL March 2016, USA
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PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL February 2016, USA
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INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM February 2016, The Netherlands
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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL January 2016, USA
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STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL November 2015, Sweden
OFFICIAL COMPETITION

CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL November 2015, Egypt
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VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL November 2015, USA
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LUMIERES D’AFRIQUE Novermber 2015, France
WINNER: SIGNIS JURY PRIZE

AFRICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL November 2015, Nigeria
WINNER: BEST SCREENPLAY

AFRYKA EYE November 2015, UK
BFI LOVE SEASON

FILM AFRICA November 2015, UK
BFI LOVE SEASON

AFRICA IN MOTION October 2015, UK
BFI LOVE SEASON

CAMBRIDGE AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL October 2015, UK
BFI LOVE SEASON

AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL OTTAWA October 2015, Canada
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FILMFEST HAMBURG October 2015, Germany
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FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE FEMMES DE SALé September 2015, Morocco
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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL September 2015, Canada
OFFICIAL SELECTION – CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

Festival du Cinéma Africain de Khouribga September 2015, Morocco
WINNER: BEST ACTOR, SPECIAL JURY – BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR

ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL July 2015, Tanzania
WINNER: BI KIDUDE AWARD (CHAIRMAN’S AWARD)

ECRANS NOIR July 2015, Cameroon
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AFRICA FILM TRINIDAD & TOBAGO July 2015, Trinidad & Tobago
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BLACK CINEMA BRAZIL May 2015, Brazil
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FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM PANAFRICAIN April 2015, Cannes, France
WINNER: BEST FILM, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS

FILMS DE FEMMES March 2015, Creteil, France
OFFICIAL COMPETITION

FESPACO March 2015, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
WINNER: SPECIAL PRIZE (WORLD PREMIERE)

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