Running Against the Wind

Running Against the Wind is a 2019 Ethiopian drama film directed by Jan Philipp Weyl. It was selected as the Ethiopian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.[1][2]

Running Against the Wind
Film poster
Directed byJan Philipp Weyl
Produced bySaol Adinew Endale
Samerawit Seid Kekebo
Chris Naumann
Andreas Seck
Jan Philipp Weyl
Written byJan Philipp Weyl
Michael Wogh
StarringMikiyas Wolde
Ashenafi Nigusu
Music byTeddy Mak
Sileshi Demissie
Kenny Allen
CinematographyMateusz Smolka
Edited byAmanuel Tilahun Tadesse
Release date
  • 14 September 2019 (2019-09-14)
Running time
116 minutes


One brother dreams of becoming an Olympic runner while the other aspires to be a photographer. They go separate ways, but their paths cross again as adults.[2]


  • Mikias Wolde as Solomon
  • Ashenafi Nigusu as Abdi
  • Joseph Reta Belay as Kiflom
  • Samrawit Desalegn as Genet
  • Genene Alemu as Coach

See also


  1. Braun, Liz (14 September 2019). "BRAUN: Ethiopia has Oscar fever". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. Holdsworth, Nick (14 September 2019). "Oscars: Ethiopia Selects 'Running Against the Wind' for Best International Feature Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
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