12 April 2016
Yared Zaleke's film is a sweet coming-of-age picture about a young man learning to be a grown person, i.e. learning to share what he has with those around him. It is a nice little film with a charming cast and a lovely little story.
Zaleke also beautifully places Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Ethiopians next to one another, and sees them living as friendly neighbors with one another, without the religious/racial hatred that usually adheres to these kinds of stories.
I am not usually into coming-of-age narratives, as you probably know (cf. Theeb, Hugo), but Lamb is very sweet and I enjoyed it even if I didn't love it.