Lamb (2015 Ethiopian film)

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Lamb
Lamb 2015 poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Yared Zeleke
Produced by Ama Ampadu
Laurent Lavole
Johannis Rexin
David Hurst
Alan Milligan
Written by Yared Zeleke
Starring Rediat Amare
Music by Christophe Chassol
Cinematography Josée Deshaies
Edited by Véronique Bruque
Distributed by Haut et Court (France)
Release date
  • 20 May 2015 (2015-05-20) (Cannes)
  • 30 September 2015 (2015-09-30) (France)
Running time
94 minutes
Country Ethiopia
France
Germany
Norway
Qatar
Language Amharic

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]

Plot

An Ethiopian boy whose mother recently died is placed by his father with relatives, together with a sheep. His host wants him to sacrifice his lamb for the upcoming religious feast, and the boy decides to travel with his sheep to a mountain top he can see in the distance.

Cast

  • 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

Reception

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

See also

References

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

External links

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