In Ethiopia’s labyrinthine capital Addis Ababa, Sami spent long 19 years to translate Greek and Roman myths on an ancient laptop to Amharic, the Ethiopian official language. Director follows a man pursuing his inexplicable dreams in the service of literature. After years of solitary labor, will he succeed in getting his manuscript published in modern-day Ethiopia? A true bibliophile’s gem of a film.
” The portrait of an Ethiopian translator pursuing his inexplicable dreams”
Davide Abbatescianni, Cineuropa, 5.4.22