Check out the Ethiopian American’s review of 13 Months of Sunshine. Some key quotes:
“The American dream is like beauty – it’s in the eye of the beholder. For coffee barista Solomon, his American dream is the opening of one day his own coffee shop in Los Angeles’ Little Ethiopia. For Hanna, a recent Ethiopian immigrant to Los Angeles, the American dream is represented in the ability to gain permanent residence status in the US and attain higher education. The two dreams collide in “13th Month of Sunshine” in more ways than one to create a beautiful film about the pursuit of happiness and dreams in a uniquely Ethiopian way in Los Angeles.
This is a beautiful film, beautifully shot and directed. There is no doubt that Yehdego’s Thirteen Months of Sunshine has set a new standard for Ethiopian films made in the US.”
Nice to see reviews like this rolling in.