Directed by Spaniard Llansó, who actually lives in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), “Crumbs” stars Daniel Tadesse, and tells a story of diminutive superhero Gagano (played by Tadesse), a junk collector, who embarks on a “surreal epic journey” that’s set against “post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscapes,” says the press description. He’s had enough of collecting “valuable crumbs of a decayed civilization,” when a spaceship that has been hovering high in the sky for years, starts showing signs of activity, and Gagano has to overcome his fears – which includes a witch, Santa Claus and second-generation Nazis – to find out that the world isn’t quite what he thought it was.
The director/actor pair (Llansó and Tadesse) have worked together before, on the award-winning 2013 short film “Chigger Ale,” about “Hitler´s Ethiopian clone.” It enjoyed a successful international film festival run, but I haven’t seen it, so can’t offer any useful commentary on the work, and what one can expect from “Crumbs,” which is their first feature film collaboration.
Jan Naszewski of New Europe Film Sales (the company that repped the film at the European Film Market) describes Llansó as a filmmaker with “a very distinctive voice… and we want to nurture it.”
Below you’ll find upcoming theatrical screenings, starting with a week-long run at Cinema Village in New York City today. For everyone else, the film will be released on DVD on November 3, and on VOD platforms on November 17.
New York, NY – October 23-29 @ Cinema Village
Amherst, NY – October 23 @ Screening Room Cinemas TICKETS
Chicago, IL – October 24 @ Chicago Filmmakers TICKETS
Albuquerque, NM – October 26-29 @ Guild Cinema TICKETS
Atlanta, GA – October 31st @ Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center INFO
Denver, CO – November 1 @ Ramada Plaza TICKETS
Phoenix, AZ – November 17 @ Phoenix Center for the Arts TICKETS
Here’s the trailer: