節目介紹 Introduction






Language: Amharic












製作公司:Haile Addis Pictures, Truth Aid





  • 2014年阿布達比電影節新地平線競賽單元入圍
  • 2014年柏林影展電影大觀單元觀眾票選獎,最佳影片
  • 2015年Black Reel獎最佳外語片入圍
  • 2015年迦太基電影節敘事長片入圍
  • 2015年賽普勒斯Film Days國際電影節榮譽提及獎
  • 2015年賽普勒斯Film Days國際電影節最佳影片入圍
  • 2014年全州電影節國際競賽單元大奬入圍
  • 2014年耶路撒冷電影節自由精神獎最佳長片入圍
  • 2014年倫敦新導演競賽新導演競賽入圍
  • 2014年奧斯陸南方影展最佳長片入圍
  • 2014年舊金山國際電影節新導演獎入圍
  • 2014年日舞影展世界電影單元劇情類觀眾票選獎
  • 2014年日舞影展世界電影單元劇情類評審團獎入圍
  • 2015年女性影評人獎女性影片最佳外語片
  • 2014年阿姆斯特丹世界影展觀眾票選獎
  • 2015年札格勒布長片長片特別提及



  • 2014年電影攝影藝術國際影展最佳首次攝影入圍,莫妮卡倫切夫斯卡
  • 2014年日舞影展世界電影單元攝影獎入圍,莫妮卡倫切夫斯卡



  • 「一部沈靜而有力的劇情片,根據真實故事改編,以敘事傳統呈現。」
  • 衣索比亞導演澤雷塞奈貝哈內梅哈里首部執導作品,衣索比亞女星梅倫蓋特涅領銜主演,好萊塢女星安潔莉娜裘莉擔任執行製片。
  • 編導澤雷塞奈貝哈內梅哈里在第一部長片展現了令人印象深刻的創作才華,也難怪安潔莉娜裘莉願意為本片擔任執行製片。
  • 《綁架婚姻》不僅呈現了兩位傑出衣索比亞女性的堅韌力量,也讓世界進而關注兩位現實生活中的英雄,並展現了衣索比亞電影人的才華和創造力。
  • 澤雷塞奈貝哈內梅哈里的電影以敘事手法傳達一個重要訊息。




From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country’s advancement of equal rights. When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village’s tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but Meaza, a tough and passionate lawyer from a women’s legal aide practice, steps in to fight for her. With both Hirut’s life and the future of the practice at stake the two women must make their case for self-defense against one of Ethiopia’s oldest and most deeply-rooted traditions. DIFRET paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to help shape it.



Based on a true story that occurred in 1996, the film recounts the far-reaching consequences of the marriage abduction of a 14-year-old girl from rural Ethiopia who tried to escape her fate and ended up shooting and killing her kidnapper, a man who followed a traditional practice for obtaining a bride. The girl, facing a possible death sentence, was subsequently defended by a female lawyer from the capital who argued, in a court in Addis Abeba, that her actions were in self-defence.



Writer/Director: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Producers: Mehret Mandefro, Leelai Demoz, Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Executive Producer: Angelina Jolie

Production Co: Haile Addis Pictures, Truth Aid

Cast: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere


Awards & Festivals:

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

  • New Horizons Competition Nominee, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, 2014.
  • Best Film (Panorama Audience Award), Berlin International Film Festival, 2014.
  • Outstanding Foreign Film Nominee, Black Reel Awards, 2015.
  • Narrative Feature Film Nominee, (Tanit d’Or), Carthage Film Festival, 2015.
  • Honorary Distinction Award, Cyprus Film Days International Festival, 2015.
  • Best Film Award Nominee, Cyprus Film Days International Festival, 2015.
  • International Competition Nominee (Grand Prize), Jeonju Film Festival, 2014.
  • Best Feature Nominee (In Spirit for Freedom Award), Jerusalem Film Festival, 2014.
  • First Feature Competition Nominee, London Film Festival, 2014.
  • Best Feature Nominee, Oslo Films from the South Festival, 2014.
  • New Directors Prize Nominee, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2014.
  • World Cinema – Dramatic (Audience Award), Sundance Film Festival, 2014.
  • World Cinema – Dramatic (Grand Jury Prize) Nominee, Sundance Film Festival, 2014.
  • Best Foreign Film by or About Women, Women Film Critics Circle Awards, 2015.
  • World Cinema Amsterdam Audience Award, World Cinema Amsterdam, 2014.
  • Feature Film (Special Mention), Zagreb Film Festival, 2015.



  • Monika Lenczewska, Best Cinematography Debut Nominee, Camerimage, 2014.
  • Monika Lenczewska, World Cinema – Dramatic (Cinematography Award) Nominee, Sundance Film Festival, 2014.



  • "A quiet and powerful drama, based on a true story, that relies on familiar storytelling tropes”
  • The debut feature of Ethiopian director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, which has Angelina Jolie on board as an executive producer, is headlined by local star Meron Getnet.
  • Writer/director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari brings impressive creative talent to his first fiction feature; it’s not surprising that Angelina Jolie put her support behind the film as executive producer.
  • Difret not only shows the tenacity and strength of two remarkable Ethiopian women and brings the world's attention rightfully to these two real-life heroes, but it also shows the extraordinary talent and creativity of Ethiopian filmmakers.
  • Zeresenay Berhane Mehari's film presents an important message in clunky narrative terms.