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Running Against the Wind 15 rating

In Ethiopia, two young men are racing to make their dreams come true.

Drama 2019 116 mins

Director: Jan Philipp Weyl


Two twelve-year-old boys grow up together in a remote village – until a single photo changes their lives forever: Solomon heads for Addis Ababa to become a photographer. Abdi remains at home and trains to fulfil his dream of matching the sport successes of Haile Gebrselassie. Ten years later, Abdi is nominated for the Ethiopian National Running Team and moves to Addis Ababa. He feels Solomon must be dead by now, but an inner voice tells him to look for his old friend. And in fact Solomon is still alive, but in a completely different world to Abdi’s.