Lamb (2015) - an Ethiopian boy and his pet sheep
Lamb is a 2015 Ethiopian drama film directed by Yared Zeleke.
When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.
It was screened in the Un Certain Regardsection at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It was the first Ethiopian film to be included in the Official Selection.
Written by Yared Zeleke in collaboration with Géraldine Bajard.
Starring Rediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa
Cinematography by Josée Deshaies
Edited by Véronique Bruque
Ethiopia. 2015. 94 min. Colour. Amharic with English subtitles.
London Film Festival 2015
Sutherland Award First Feature Competition (Nominee)
Denver International Film Festival 2015
Special Jury Prize Krzysztof Kieslowski Award (Winner)
Krzysztof Kieslowski Award Best Film (Nominee)
Cannes Film Festival 2015
Golden Camera Yared Zeleke (Nominee)
Un Certain Regard Award Yared Zeleke
Black Reel Awards 2017
Black Reel Outstanding Foreign Language Film (Nominee)
Outstanding Emerging Filmmaker
Outstanding First Screenplay
Amiens International Film Festival 2012
Screenplay Creation Fonds Yared Zeleke (Winner)
Adelaide Film Festival 2015
International Feature Award Best Feature (Nominee)
See reviews in
- BBC News "An Ethiopian film, Lamb, is causing a stir at Cannes"
- The Guardian "Sheer brilliance knits together first Ethiopian film at Cannes"
- The Hollywood Reporter "Ethiopian filmmaker Yared Zeleke's first feature looks at a little boy who loves cooking much more than plowing the land"
- Variety "Strong female characters and a sympathetic young protag distinguish Yared Zeleke’s debut feature"