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Regizat de Yared Zeleke
Ethiopia, 2015


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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Lamb Regizat de Yared Zeleke

Recenzii ale criticilor

Though it borrows stray cues from The Apu Trilogy and Au hasard Balthasar, Lamb, Zeleke’s assured debut feature, a tender portrait of a child in extremis, emerges as a new voice, one of naked originality.
January 13, 2016
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Determinism is dissipated in Zeleke’s Lamb by way of the director’s sympathetic approach to his characters (especially women), while the film’s old-fashioned adherence to realism and humanism recalls the cinema of Satyajit Ray. Set within a series of gorgeous landscapes, this warm, unembellished film feels universal and timeless, but its key themes are also very timely: whether we’re talking about the internal or external, hometown or country, this is a highly resonant story about displacement.
September 09, 2015
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The Ethiopian film Lamb (Yared Zeleke) was a surprisingly accomplished work, affording insight into a country that is all too often subject, in Western eyes, to a narrow compass of clichés.
June 13, 2015
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Ce spun cinefilii?

  • Kim Bolarinwa's rating of the film Lamb

    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.

  • Robert's rating of the film Lamb

    Worth watching for the depiction of Ethiopia. Enjoyed the characters and setting immensely.

  • Slappy McGee's rating of the film Lamb

    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.

  • adalpi's rating of the film Lamb

    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.

  • cin·aes·the·tic's rating of the film Lamb

    The quiet, quotidian patterns of rural life are depicted in rich detail, and the story doesn't offer any magic solutions to the world's problems, other than the ones we already know instinctively: Be kind to others. The film also shows the effects of cultural tension created by gendered work expectations imposed on children (boys shouldn't cook and clean, girls shouldn't read or become doctors) are nigh universal.

  • Adam GR's rating of the film Lamb

    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.

  • AVA's rating of the film Lamb

    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.

  • A.B. II: The Return's rating of the film Lamb

    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.

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