Lamb (2015 Ethiopian film)

Lamb is a 2015 Ethiopian drama film directed by Yared Zeleke. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It was the first Ethiopian film to be included in the Official Selection.[1][2] It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[3] The film was selected as the Ethiopian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.[4][5]

Lamb
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Film poster
Directed byYared Zeleke
Produced byAma Ampadu
Laurent Lavole
Johannis Rexin
David Hurst
Alan Milligan
Written byYared Zeleke
StarringRediat Amare
Music byChristophe Chassol
CinematographyJosée Deshaies
Edited byVéronique Bruque
Distributed byHaut et Court (France)
Release date
  • 20 May 2015 (2015-05-20) (Cannes)
  • 30 September 2015 (2015-09-30) (France)
Running time
94 minutes
CountriesEthiopia
France
Germany
Norway
Qatar
LanguageAmharic

PlotEdit

An Ethiopian boy whose mother recently died is placed by his father with relatives, together with his sheep. His host wants him to sacrifice his lamb for the upcoming religious feast, and the homesick boy decides to protect his sheep in the hopes of returning to his home village.

CastEdit

  • Rediat Amare as Ephraïm
  • Kidist Siyum as Tsion
  • Welela Assefa as Emama
  • Surafel Teka as Solomon
  • Rahel Teshome as Azeb
  • Indris Mohamed as Abraham
  • Bitania Abraham as Mimi

ReceptionEdit

Marinell Haegelin wrote for kinoctics.com this film was "part poignant drama, part travelogue". The cast was praised as "endear(ing)".[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Complement to the Official Selection". Cannes Film Festival. 23 April 2015. Archived from the original on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Screenings Guide". Festival de Cannes. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Sandra Bullock's 'Our Brand Is Crisis,' Robert Redford's 'Truth' to Premiere at Toronto". Variety. Retrieved 23 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "81 Countries In Competition For 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar". AMPAS. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Director Yared Zeleke's Film 'Lamb' is Ethiopia's Official Submission to Oscars". Tadias Magazine. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Ephraim und das Lamm (Lamb)". kinocritics.com. Retrieved 30 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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