date festival


European short films

Programme 2



Beru Tessema
2022 - United Kingdom / France - 25mn

Screenings : friday 27 - 2:00 pm - Centre de congrès - Auditorium - presented and followed by a debate with the directors saturday 28 - 9:30 pm - Centre de congrès - Amphi Jardin
Rosie, a Congolese teenager, who's recently arrived in London, discovers the unwelcoming side of life in Britain when a misunderstanding with two window cleaners escalates into conflict.
Beru Tessema
Beru Tessema is an Ethiopian-British writer and director based in London. He is a graduate of the London Film School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Beru's stage play, Exile in North Weezy, was shortlisted for the Papatango Playwriting Prize 2020 and his latest play, House of Ife, premiered at the Bush Theatre to brilliant reviews. He has recently completed his short film, Lions, with the support of CNC and BFI Network and has been selected to be a part of Channel 4 “4Stories” writer's scheme 2022. He was a part of BBC Drama Writer's room 2020/21. He made his professional debut as a screenwriter in 2017 when he co-wrote the feature film Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain. As well as making work for stage and screen, Beru teaches Acting Technique and Screen Acting at RADA.

Cast : Melodie Wakivuamina, Ka-Neileo Cope, Kurt Egyiawan, Morgan Watkins, Todd Carty
Screenplay : Beru Tessema
Cinematography : Noé Bach
Sound : Philippe Henry
Editing : Gabriel Gonzalez

Production : KG Productions, Préludes