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by Yared Zeleke


Ephraim is a young Ethiopian boy. His father leaves him and his ewe, from which he is inseparable, to be looked after by distant relatives, far from his drought-ridden homeland. Ephraim isn’t very good at farming, but he has a hidden talent: he is an excellent cook. Nostalgic, he feels rejected in this new village, where there is only trouble for him. One day, his Uncle tells him that they have to sacrifice his ewe for the next religious holiday. The young boy, however, is ready to do anything to save his only friend and return home.

international title: Lamb
original title: Lamb
country: Ethiopia, France, Germany, Norway
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Yared Zeleke
film run: 105'
release date: FR 30/09/2015, DE 26/11/2015, ES 8/04/2016
screenplay: Yared Zeleke
cinematography by: Josée Deshaies
film editing: Véronique Bruque
costumes designer: Sandra Berrebi
music: Christophe Chassol
producer: Ama Ampadu, Laurent Lavolé, Johannes Rexin
production: Gloria Films Production, Heimatfilm GmbH + Co. KG, Film Farms, Slum Kid Films, Wassakara Productions
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA Minitraité, CNC, Doha Film Institute
distributor: Haut et Court, Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH, Betta Pictures


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2015Un Certain Regard
BFI London Film Festival 2015 

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