DVD, Digital Release: Red Leaves

Digital Release Date: Aug. 1, 2017, DVD Release Date: Aug. 1, 2017
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: IndiePix

Conflict between immigrant parents and their assimilated children is a timeless theme, and with the drama Red Leaves, Israeli-Ethiopian director Bazi Gete’s feature-length debut tells that story from the point of view of an Ethiopian patriarch in Israel.

Red Leaves follows the life of an Ethiopian immigrant in Israel –74-year-old Meseganio Tadela (played by Debebe Eshtu) — who immigrated with his family 28 years ago.  Rather than assimilate, however, the obstinate and nervous Tadela has chosen to stubbornly retain his culture, talks very little, and hardly speaks Hebrew.  After losing his wife, he sells his apartment, vowing to live the rest of his life with his two grown sons — whether they like it or not.  However, during this journey to reconnect with family, the elderly Tadela comes to realize that he belongs to a rapidly disappearing class that believes in retaining Ethiopian culture against the backdrop of contemporary Israel…

Red Leaves was the winner of the Fipresci Award (the International Federation of Film Critics Award) and the Anat Pirhi Award for Best Debut Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Along with its DVD debut, Red Leaves will also be available on IndiePix Unlimited, the signature streaming subscription service of IndiePix Films.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.