LAMB

Price:

DVD with PPR _ $148.00   +

 

Subjects:

 

African Studies, Jewish Studies

 

SCREENING REQUEST

Synopsis

 

Yared Zeleke’s remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, a half-Jewish, Ethiopian boy who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that his beloved sheep must be sacrificed for the next religious feast, he will do anything to save the animal and return home.

 

Drawing amazing performances from his cast of professional and non-professional actors, first time filmmaker Yared Zeleke tells his deceptively simple story with a refreshing honesty and naturalness. Beautifully shot against the majestic backdrop of Ethiopia's southern mountains, Lamb is an affecting tale about what people will risk in order to take charge of their own destinies.

 

Lamb is the first film from Ethiopia to be included in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival and the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Highly praised in Cannes and Toronto, the film has enjoyed international press attention in the Daily Monitor in Ethiopia, the New York Times, the Guardian, as well as coverage on BBC, CNN, and other media outlets.

Quotes

 

“Sheer Brilliance!”

– The Guardian

 

“BEAUTIFUL!  (LAMB) is a delicately satisfying drama with coming-of-age elements, deeply sympathetic to its characters and very much attuned to the landscape around them.” - Variety

 

“Beautifully Crafted”

– THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 

“Filled with local color and spectacular landscapes”

– SCREEN DAILY

 

Film Info

 

2015 I 94 mins I  Ethiopia-France-Germany-Norway-Qatar I Amharic with  English subtitles

Credits

Director_ Yared Zeleke

Producers_Laurent Lavolé ,Ama Ampadu

Director of Photography_Josée Deshaies

 

 

Festivals

 

Cannes 2015, Un certain regard

 Toronto 2015, Contemporary World Cinema

Winner Feature film Competition in Milano FF

 Winner Special Jury Prize (Krzysztof Kieslowski Award) for

    Yared Zeleke - 2016 Denver Film Festival

Oscars 2016, Ethiopian entry

Official Selection NY Jewish Film Festival

Best Director Best First Feature Narrative at the Pan African Film festival

 

 

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