Sweet Annoyance

Genre: Drama

Country: Ethiopia

Length: 90 mins



The film follows Sara, a perpetual loner who is slightly insecure in a big city that is rapidly changing and leaves little room for her to belong. Against the backdrop of a whole city under construction, and the chaos that represents, Sara meets Hailu, a man who plants a seed of self-awareness she can’t shake. As she struggles to reconcile what he sparks in her she discovers that the freedom she thought she had was an illusion of her own making. The impossibly exalted standards she has set for herself start closing in on her with crushing weight. As the truth shatters everything around her - she has to break free and ultimately finds comfort in the most unlikely place.

The Team

Hiwot Admasu Getaneh

Writer / Director

Mehret Mandefro