The story of Lamb is like a fable, filmed from the point of view of the child and set in volcanic landscape of Ethiopia’s north-east. Lamb is a gripping portrait of a country smothered by its traditions and held hostage by nature.

Ephraïm is a young Ethiopian boy. His father leaves him and his sheep, from which he is inseparable, to be looked after by distant relatives, far from his drought-ridden homeland. Ephraïm is not very good at farming, but he has a hidden talent: he is an excellent cook. One day, his uncle tells him that they have to sacrifice his sheep for the next religious feast. The young boy, however, is ready to do anything to save his only friend and return home.

  • International title Lamb
  • Filmmaker Yared Zeleke
  • country Ethiopië
  • Feature 94 min
  • Cast Rediat Amare Kidist Siyum Welela Assefa Surafel Teka Rahel Teshome Indris Mohamed
  • Year 2020
  • Spoken Amharic
  • Subtitle English