24 November 2016

Africa: Crumbs - Award-Winning African Sci-Fi Film Now Online

Bypassing the traditional route of commercial cinema and DVD releases, the acclaimed Afrocentric sci-fi film, Crumbs, is now available to watch online on Vimeo, following two years of building its reputation on the international film festival circuit as one of the most innovative and entertaining independent films of the last two years.

Directed by Spanish-born, Addis Adaba-based filmmaker Miguel Llansó, Crumbs blends an apocalyptic science fiction narrative with a touching love story, incorporating visual elements of Afro-futurism, surreal Romanticism and Western pop culture touchstones.

Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Film ‘Crumbs' Now Available for Streaming Worldwide https://t.co/axlIXGgEAZ pic.twitter.com/iHYbt5nvOg

— Okayafrica (@okayafrica) November 17, 2016

Tonight, 13th! Ethiopian Sci-Fi post-apocalyptic film "CRUMBS" in COPENHAGEN!https://t.co/0v2azwDyaf pic.twitter.com/Jyd6cNrznp

— Lanzadera Films (@LanzaderaFilms) July 13, 2016

Crumbs was "stunningly shot", according to the New York Times, whose critic admired the film's lo-fi charm and quirky humour. Highlighting its outlandish and imaginative style, the Hollywood Reporter compared Crumbs to films such as District 9 and ET, saying it did more with its meagre resources - it had a budget of less than $250,000 (R3.5-million) - than most Hollywood blockbusters could do with multimillion-dollar budgets.

Ethiopian sci-fi film #crumbs tonight and tomorrow @FilmhuisCavia in Amsterdam. Event here: https://t.co/wvTrF0uycS pic.twitter.com/Krn3uViKOS

— Lanzadera Films (@LanzaderaFilms) March 31, 2016

Crumbs a wider release using the power of the internet.

Crumbs is now available to stream and download for less than $10 on Vimeo. For something more permanent, fans can also order it on DVD featuring behind the scenes action as well as two additional short films by director Llansó.

Source: OkayAfrica


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