Lamb tells the tale of nine-year-old Ethiopian boy Ephraim and his constant companion, a sheep named Chuni. Ephraim’s affection for Chuni deepens after he loses his mother to famine and has to move in with distant relatives, but the upcoming religious holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.
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This story illustrates the beauty and hardship of rural Ethiopians through the eyes of a boy. The themes of poverty, importance of family, the position of women in society, religion and death are revealed in an straightforward manner. The acting is authentic and the cinematography is exquisite.
Such a beautiful film. Not only gorgeous to look at, but emotionally charged and viscerally satisfying as well. The metaphorical tying in of childhood innocence to the lamb is a wonderful way to deliver this narrative. Such an impressive film from Yared Zeleke.
Buon film d'esordio del regista etiope Yared Zeleke.
Durante l'intera durata della pellicola si assiste ad una sorta di vera e propria fiaba (il ragazzino che, trovandosi in una situazione drastica, cerca di sfuggire da essa, accompagnato dal suo amico agnello, affrontando tutte le difficoltà del caso), che solo negli ultimi minuti del film lascerà spazio ad una realtà disincantata ove vige il compromesso.
A boy lost in the isolation of a nonconforming childhood. Ethiopia's majestic vistas. Good sheep acting. Emotive, heightened by Josée Deshaies' framed composition and Christophe Chassol's lyrical score. Dedicated to Zeleke's grandmother, that character's presence stands out memorably as the voice of reason.
Eine andere Art Film ,geprägt durch Einfachheit,Landschaft.Im Schicksal eines Jungen werden Armut und daraus resultierende Konflikte sichtbar.Leider mußte sein einzig treuer Begleitet,das Lamm,durch diesen Film einiges erdulden.Es war teilweise unerträglich,das Herumgezerre durch diesen Streifen mit anzusehen.
There's nothing in Zeleke's film that I could honestly describe as unique or groundbreaking. But, he does a good job at world-building. The more the film went on, the more real the people and places became, and I became totally invested in all that was going on. It's a basic and simple film, but one's that worth a viewing.
Das hier war der erste Film aus Äthopien, der je zum Cannes Filmfestival eingeladen wurde. Yared Zeleke erzählt in seinem Debüt eine dörfliche Coming Of Age Geschichte, die manchmal wie ein modernes Märchen wirkt... mehr auf cinegeek.de