A Melbourne-made Ethiopian movie on the big screen

A movie by a local Ethiopian filmmaker Moges Wosen has made it to the big screen at Village Cinemas in Sunshine

It has been almost three years in the making, but the movie by a local Ethiopian filmmaker Moges Wosen has finally premiered on the big screen at Village Cinemas in Sunshine this evening. Moges Wosen, who has a bachelor’s degree in film and television production, wrote and directed the movie, Sweet Poison, and says he is sensing a feeling of relief and excitement that the movie has been screened to a full house audience of Ethiopians.


“The story begins with an image of a ‘picture-perfect’ family of three, returning from a short holiday trip from the Gold Coast,” the movie’s synopsis says.

“It explores the lives of three individuals and their menacing addiction to ice and gambling.”



Sweet Poison is the first locally made Ethiopian movie to have its premiere hosted at a mainstream cinema.

Produced by OzEtFilmProductions, the premiere of Sweet Poison saw the red carpet rolled out for the cast and audience alike.

The cinema was at full capacity with better than anticipated number of people attending.

The director and crew were congratulated in speeches given by various invitees and were encouraged to continue building on their success.

Sweet Poison is the first locally made Ethiopian movie to have its premiere hosted at a mainstream cinema.

 Premier of Sweet Poison

 Premier of Sweet Poison

Premier of Sweet Poison

Premier of Sweet Poison

 Premier of Sweet Poison

 Premier of Sweet Poison

 Premier of Sweet Poison

 Premier of Sweet Poison

Premier of Sweet Poison

 Premier of Sweet Poison

 Premier of Sweet Poison

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 Premier of Sweet Poison

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