Lamb (2015)

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“A delicately satisfying drama... deeply sympathetic to its characters and very much attuned to the landscape around them.”


Ethiopian filmmaker Yared Zeleke’s beautifully crafted debut (shot by Josée Deshaies of Saint Laurent) provides an insider view of rural life – portraying a new generation bridling at gender expectations and traditional mores.

With the lush backdrop of the fecund Northern Ethiopian hillsides, Lamb - the first Ethiopian film ever in Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival - paints a nuanced portrait of Ethiopia not often seen by the rest of the world.