SPECIAL SCREENING. Ephraim (Rediat Amare) is sent by his father to live among distant relatives in the countryside after his mother’s death in writer-director Yared Zeleke’s luminous and touching debut feature. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that his beloved sheep must be sacrificed for the next religious feast, he will do anything to save the animal and return home. Ethiopia’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, Lamb was the first Ethiopian film to screen at the Cannes Film Festival.
Winner Jury Prize, Denver Film Festival & Best Feature Film Milan Film Festival.
Opening night New York Jewish Film Festival
“Sheer Brilliance!” –The Guardian
Director: Yared Zeleke | Ethiopia/France/Germany/Norway | 2015 | 94m | Amharic w/ English subtitles
Screening as part of
The National Center for Jewish Film’s
19th Annual Film Festival
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West Newton, MA 02465