R2RFF offers touching “Lamb” at film fest

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The Routes to Roots Film Festival has announced its slate of films, including Lamb, the feature that will close the two-day event this October in downtown Simcoe, Norfolk County.

Lamb, directed by Yared Zeleke, is a touching film that has drawn lots of praise. When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.

Lamb is the first film from Ethiopia to be included in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival and the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Highly praised in Cannes and Toronto, the film has enjoyed international press attention in the Daily Monitor in Ethiopia, the New York Times, the Guardian, as well as coverage on BBC, CNN, and other media outlets.

Tickets are now available for sale on the R2RFF website.