Set in the rolling mountains of Ethiopia, Yared Zeleke’s remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. 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. This coming-of-age drama approaches loss and grief with compassion and humor and was the first film from Ethiopia to be included in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language-Film Oscar. A KimStim release.
Ages 12 and up: features adult themes and realistic violence.