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Price of Love

Director Hermon HAILAY
Info
  • Ethiopia│
  • 2015│
  • 99min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

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 and discovers the price of love.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
139 2016. 04. 29 17:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 6 HEK15GV
303 2016. 05. 01 10:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 7 HEK15GV
616 2016. 05. 04 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 HEK15GV

Review

Ababa is a taxi driver in Ethiopia. One day, he helps a woman, a prostitute who tries to get away from the man who constantly bothers her. However, Ababa’s kind gesture puts him into troubles: his taxi gets stolen. In order to find his taxi back, he roams around the city. Police is not very helpful. In a neo-realistic style, Price of Love follows a journey to find a car, not a bicycle, to depict the unfortunate reality of Ethiopia and to question the society’s ethics and its choices. Hermon Hailay has received much attention from many film festivals as an emerging female director from Africa with her film Price of Love. By showing the growing pressure of the capitalistic society and people who live under such pressure, Price of Love poses questions on disappearing values of humanity. The simple realism of the film will touch viewers’ heart. (LEE Sang-yong)

Credit

Director Hermon HAILAY
Screenplay Hermon HAILAY, Max CONIL
Producer Max CONIL
Cinematography Mulgeta AMARU
Editor Max CONIL, Habtegebrel ABEBE
Music Yared SHUMETE
Sound Ermias SEBSEBE
Cast Eskindir TAMERU, Fereweni GEBREGERGS

Director

Hermon HAILAY

Born in 1985. Without any training or education in filmmaking, HAILAY is one of Ethiopia’s leading film writers and directors with critical and commercial success. She is committed to telling important contemporary Ethiopian stories that speak to both a local and international audience to break the stereotypes of both Ethiopian and African society and culture. She has completed her first feature film, Price of Love in 2015.

Trailer

(Price of Love) DIR. Hermon HAILAY

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 and discovers the price of love.