Price of Love (film)

Price of Love is an award winning 2015 Ethiopian drama film directed by Hermon Hailay which was screened in the Official Selection at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[1]

Price of Love
Directed byHermon Hailay
Produced byMax Conil
Written byHermon Hailay
Max Conil
StarringEskindir Tameru
Fereweni Gebregergs
CinematographyMulgeta Amaru
Edited byMax Conil
Habtegebrel Abebe
HM Film Production
Release date
  • 3 March 2015 (2015-03-03) (FESPACO)
Running time
99 minutes
Budget2 million dollar

It was selected in Official Competition at FESPACO 2015 where it won the Special Prize of Ouagadougou. It has gone on to compete in numerous international film festivals and won multiple awards.[2]

It tells the story of a young Addis Ababa taxi driver gets caught up in the dark side of love, causing his taxi to be stolen. He finds himself stuck in a relationship with a prostitute, making him confront his past and discover what is the price of love.[3]

Awards and nominations

2015Panafrican Film and Television Festival of OuagadougouSpecial Prize of OuagadougouPrice of LoveWon
2015Créteil International Women's Film FestivalGrand PrixPrice of LoveNominated
2015Panafrican Film Festival, CannesDikalo Award Best FilmPrice of LoveWon
2015Panafrican Film Festival, CannesDikalo Award Best ActorPrice of LoveWon
2015Panafrican Film Festival, CannesDikalo Award Best ActressPrice of LoveWon
2015Zanzibar International Film FestivalBi Kidude Award (Chairman's Award)Price of LoveWon
2015Écrans noirsEcrans d'OrPrice of LoveNominated
2015Toronto International Film FestivalGrolsch People’s Choice AwardPrice of LoveNominated
2015Festival du cinéma Africain de KhouribgaPrix Coup de cœur du juryPrice of LoveWon
2015Festival du cinéma Africain de KhouribgaPrix culturel Don quichottePrice of LoveWon
2015Festival du cinéma Africain de KhouribgaBest ActorPrice of LoveWon
2015Festival International du Film de Femmes de SaléGrand PrixPrice of LoveNominated
2015Africa International Film FestivalBest ScreenplayPrice of LoveWon
2015Lumières d'AfriquePrix du Jury SignisPrice of LoveWon
2015Stockholm International Film FestivalBronze HorsePrice of LoveNominated
2016Jeonju International Film FestivalGrand PrixPrice of LoveNominated

Price of Love Festival List

Panafrican Film and Television Festival of OuagadougouMarch 2015World Premier
Créteil International Women's Film FestivalMarch 2015European Premier
Panafrican Film Festival, CannesApril 2015Cannes Premier
Black Cinema BrazilMay 2015South American Premier
Africa Film Trinidad & TobagoJuly 2015Caribbean Premier
Zanzibar International Film FestivalJuly 2015Tanzanian Premier
Ecrans NoirsJuly 2015Cameroon Premier
Festival du cinéma Africain de KhouribgaSeptember 2015Morocco Premier
Toronto International Film FestivalSeptember 2015North American Premier
Festival International du Film de Femmes de SaléOctober 2015
Filmfest HamburgOctober 2015German Premier
African Film Festival OttawaOctober 2015
Cambridge African Film FestivalOctober 2015
Africa in MotionOctober 2015
Film AfricaNovember 2015
Afryka EyeNovember 2015
Africa International Film FestivalNovember 2015Nigeria Premier
Virginia Film FestivalNovember 2015US Premier
Lumieres d'AfriqueNovember 2015
Cairo International Film FestivalNovember 2015Egypt Premier
Stockholm International Film FestivalNovember 2015Scandinavian Premier
Palm Springs International Film FestivalJanuary 2016West Coast Premier
International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 2016Dutch Premier
Pan African Film FestivalFebruary 2016Los Angeles Premier
AFI New African Film FestivalMarch 2016
Caravanes des Cinemas d'AfriqueMarch 2016
Washington DC International Film FestivalApril 2016DC Premier
Jeonju International Film FestivalApril 2016Asian Premier
New York African Film FestivalMay 2016New York Premier


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