Spanish filmmaker Miguel Llansó makes his feature film directing debut with Crumbs. This festival favorite, an award-winner at 2015’s Los Angeles Film Festival and the Fantasia International Film Festival, is now available on DVD and lands on all leading digital platforms November 17th.
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More about Crumbs
A post-apocalyptic, surrealist science-fiction romance from Ethiopia is not something one comes across every day, but on November 3, IndiePix Films will release Crumbs to DVD; its release on all digital platforms follows on November 17. Currently in limited theatrical release and fresh off a highly acclaimed international festival run, director Miguel Llansó’s fantastical fable, called “a rare and beautiful thing”, continues to entrance audiences around the world.
Set against the background of spectacular, wild and desolate Ethiopian landscapes, Crumbs introduces audiences to a strange-looking scrap collector, Gagano (played by the charismatic Daniel Tadesse). Alternately gripped by daydreams and constant fears, the diminutive Gagano has had enough of collecting the priceless Crumbs of decayed civilization – Teenage Mutant Ninja amulets, toy ray guns and Superman costumes – including the most valuable: merchandise from Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan. Meanwhile, his true love, Birdy (Selam Tesfaye) pines for him in the abandoned bowling alley they’ve colonized. When a spaceship that has been hovering high in the sky for years starts showing signs of activity, Gagano has to overcome his fears – as well as a witch, Santa Claus and second-generation Nazis – to discover things aren’t quite the way he thought.
“Weaving together African mysticism, science-fiction and a retro-futurist reinvention of American popular culture”, this Spanish-Ethiopean-Finnish joint production has inspired many, including Roxane Hudon of Cult Montreal.com, who said, “this is the type of movie that proves you don’t need to spend a trillion dollars or make a three-hour CGI-fest to create something beautiful and unique”.
After its World Premiere in the Bright Futures section at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, followed by EFM in Berlin, Crumbs captured a special Nightfall Jury Mention at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, and the New Flesh Award for “Best First Feature Film” at Montreal’s 19th Annual Fantasia International Film Festival. More recently Crumbs also received the “Imaging the Future Award” at Switzerland’s Neuchatel Fantastic Film Festival and the “Underground Spirit Award” and Serbia’s Palic Film Festival.
Crumbs, which clocks in at a little more than an hour, will also be joined on the DVD by two striking short films from director Miguel Llansó: Night in the Wild Garden and Chigger Ale, also starring Daniel Tadesse.
- Street Date: (DVD) November 3, 2015/ November 17 (Digital)
- Running Time: 68 Minutes + Extras
- Genre: Sci-Fi/World Cinema
- Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9
- Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
- Language: Ethiopian w/English Subtitles
Check out the trailer, poster and still images from Crumbs, below.