CANNES FESTIVAL | Interview with Yared Zeleke, the director of LAMB

Film has been sold in most territories except U.S.
Produced by Ama Ampadu

CANNES, France - Zeroing in on the influences that push someone towards a career as filmmaker isn't an easy task. But where Ethiopian director Yared Zeleke is concerned two events can be said to have been defining ones: a photo he saw in the French city of Cannes fourteen years ago and his emigrating to the U.S. with his father at age ten, a very difficult moment. “My grandmother raised me,” ... more >



Ethiopia makes a rare appearance at the Cannes Festival
Rediat Amare, Kidist Siyum and Welela Assefa
Directed by Yared Zeleke

This doesn't happen every year, and yet, 2015 is now the year that Ethiopia was represented in the official selection. Ethiopia by way of New York University Film, where filmmaker Yared Zeleke studied, among others, screenwriting under Todd Solondz. "Lamb," which screened yesterday afternoon, is a tender and affecting film about a young boy and his goat. At least, that seems to be the point of ... more >