Directed by Miguel Llansó
Spain, Ethiopia | 2015 | 68 min | post-apocalyptic science fiction | Amharic

Tired of picking up the crumbs of gone-by civilizations, Candy dreams his life away when not living in a state of perpetual fear. When the spaceship in the sky begins to turn on and after a series of freak incidents, our miniature-sized hero will be forced to embark on a surreal epic journey that will lead him through the post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscape as he confronts himself, his fears and witches, Santa Claus and second generation Nazis: only to discover that was he had long believed is not what he expected.

Cast & Crew

Director: Miguel Llansó
Screenplay: Miguel Llansó
Cinematography: Israel Seoane
Editing: Velasco Broca
Cast: Daniel Tadesse (Candy), Selam Tesfaye (Saya)
Producers: Miguel Llansó (Lanzadera Films), Daniel Taye Workou & Meseretarga (Birabiro)

  • Miguel Llansó
    Miguel Llansó

Festivals & Awards
Los Angeles Film Festival – Special Jury Mention
Fantasia Film Festival – Best Debut
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival – Imaging the Future Award
Las Palmas International Film Festival
Festival L`Europe autour de l`Europe in Paris
Festival Internacional de Cinema d’Autor de Barcelona
Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival
Brussels Film Festival
Los Angeles Film Festival
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
FEST New Directors New Films
Taipei Film Festival
Durban International Film Festival
European Film Festival Palic
Oldenburg International Film Festival
Helsinki International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Cork International Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival
Tromso Film Festival
Luxor African Film Festival
Beijing International Film Festival

press quotes

(…) exotic and sometimes surreal approach to what’s essentially a simple, touching love-story.

Israel Seoane’s 2.35:1 widescreen cinematography favoring a muted, dunnish palette that ensures the human performers are never overpowered by the extreme beauty of their backdrops. (…)

Andrei Tarkovsky—hat-tipped here via the inclusion of Bach organ prelude in the final moments—went all the way to Estonia for his idiosyncratic Wizard of Oz homage, Stalker (1979), and he’d surely be pleased that Ethiopia have spawned the 21st century’s most vivid variation on similar themes.
Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Miguel Llansó

Miguel Llansó, a big fan of experimental-punk-weird music and films, studied philosophy and cinema before leaving on his many adventures. He has mainly filmed in Ethiopia, where he lives half the year. Inspired by Werner Herzog, he created and distributed the film WHERE IS MY DOG? (2010, with Yohannes Feleke), screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2011 & 2012) and other international festivals. He also directed, produced and wrote CHIGGER ALE (2013) – a short film about Hitler´s Ethiopian clone which premiered at Locarno Film Festival in 2013 and has been screened at BAFICI, Tampere, Hamburg and more than 25 international film festivals.

CRUMBS (2015) is Miguel´s feature film debut, premiering at Rotterdam International Film Festival 2015.

2015 Crumbs, feature
2013 Chigger Ale, short
2010 Where Is My Dog?, short