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.

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Critic Reviews (5)

5.3
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  1. Mixed: 2 Out of 5
  1. Negative: 1 Out of 5
Critical Consensus: Good.
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Cinemablographer

16 Mar 2017
6.0
It isn’t every day that Cinemablographer gets to review an Ethiopian film, so the fact that Price of Love is actually the second production from Ethiopia to grace the pages of this blog within a few months is exciting. (The other is the admirably a ...
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The Hollywood Reporter

16 Mar 2017
4.0
Taxi drivers are perennials in movies, and it makes sense: they routinely meet strangers, so there’s no need for screenwriters to manufacture unlikely collisions, plus they’re witness to the street’s underbelly and often reluctant participa ...
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Project Muse

15 Mar 2017
8.0
Price of Love (2015), the third feature of the writer-director Hermon Hailay, augments her reputation as one of a growing number of prominent female filmmakers in Ethiopia (along with Kidest Yilma, Luna Kuma, Alemtsehay Bekele, Aida Ashenafi, Roman B ...
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Cinema Scope

15 Mar 2017
5.0
Hermon Hailay’s third feature is a somewhat puzzling melodrama centered on Teddy (Eskindir Tameru), a young Addis Ababa cab driver with a chequered past. His attempt to keep on the straight and narrow is disrupted by a chance encounter with Fere (F ...
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Cinema Axis

15 Mar 2017
7.0
Teddy (Eskindir Tameru) is a cab driver whose life finally seems to be on the right track. Giving up his vices of gambling, drinking alcohol, and chewing khat, he spends his days working towards paying off his taxi licence. While waiting for fares ou ...

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Release Date(s):

March 3, 2015 (FESPACO Film Festival, Burkina Faso)
March 14, 2015 (Films de Femmes, France)
April 29, 2015 (FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM PANAFRICAIN, France)
July 22, 2015 (Ecrans Noirs, Cameroon)
July 22, 2015 (Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania)
September 13, 2015 (Toronto International Film Festival, Canada)
September 16, 2015 (Festival du Cinema Africain de Khouribga, Morocco)
September 28, 2015 (Festival International du Films de Femmes de Sale, Morocco)
October 6, 2015 (Hamburg Film Festival, Germany)
October 23, 2015 (Cambridge African Film Festival, UK)
October 28, 2015 (Africa in Motion, UK)
November 6, 2015 (Film Africa, UK)
November 8, 2015 (Africa International Film Festival, Nigeria)
November 8, 2015 (Virginia Film Festival, USA)
November 12, 2015 (Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt)
November 12, 2015 (Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden)
January 1, 2016 (Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA)
January 31, 2016 (International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands)
February 8, 2016 (Pan African Film Festival, USA)
March 12, 2016 (AFI New African Film Festival, USA)
April 14, 2016 (Washington DC International Film Festival, USA)
April 29, 2016 (Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea)
May 6, 2016 (New York African Film Festival, USA)

Cinematography:

Mulgeta Amaru

Screenplay:

Max Conil, Hermon Hailay

Editor:

Habtegebrel Abebe, Max Conil

Production Company:

HM Film Production

Language:

Amharic

Runtime:

99 minutes

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