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Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew's "Atletu" took home high honors from the 7th annual Bahamas International Film Festival over the weekend. The Ethiopian sports drama about former Olympic Gold Medal winner Abebe Bikila won the Spirit of Freedom (Narrative) competition and was also named as the recipient of the Festival's Audience Award for best feature narrative. The Israeli-American documentary "Budrus," from director Julia Bacha, won the Spirit of Freedom prize »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences yesterday, issued a press release listing all of their Best Foreign Language film submissions, from at least 65 countries.
Here’s the trailer for one of them which was uploaded today – an Ethiopian film covered on S&A last year, Atletu (Athlete), described as: “unique and elegant hybrid of autobiography, biopic and documentary tells the inspiring story of the great Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila, who in 1960 became the first African athlete to win gold at the Olympics – a new world record, and barefoot at that. Then four years later in Tokyo, he did it all again… this time wearing shoes. And at age 32, Abebe Bikila became the first man to win consecutive marathons at the Olympics. Bikila’s story took a shocking turn after these triumphs, yet nothing could keep him from pursuing his dreams all the way to the finish line »
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