The best apocalyptic settings are enigmatic. Where not only human society, but even the rules of reality seem to have been cracked open and reassembled in the wrong order. Crumbs, a striking new post-apocalyptic film, falls into this category, while offering a unique, visually arresting slant on what the world looks like post-civilization. The film follows a scavenger (Daniel Tadesse) as he sets out on a quest to provide for his beloved (Selam Tesfaye) through a blasted, fascinatingly evocative Ethiopian landscape.
Crumbs sparse inhabitants live under the shadow of a rusted, hovering tower-like spaceship, and speak offhandedly of a great war, of feared warriors, and of the mythical figures from a time before our time. Trekking through abandoned and intermittently verdant landscapes, Tadesses protagonist, shambling persistently on his twisted limbs, is both sympathetic and as odd as his world.
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