Semret - main still - © Pascal Mora


World premiere: Locarno Festival 2022 / Piazza Grande

Semret (Lula Mebrahtu) lives a modest and quite isolated life with Joe (Hermela Tekleab), her teenager daughter. She works in a hospital, waiting to be accepted to a midwife training program. When Joe starts to ask about her own roots from Eritrea, Semret can no longer repress her past and has to confront her traumas. With the help of a new hospital employee, Yemane (Tedros Teddy Teclebrhan), also Eritrean, she is finally able to face the tragic memories of her escape. Only then, she can break the violent cycle of her past.

Switzerland / 2022 / 85'

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