A film by Yared Zeleke

2015 Ethiopia, France, Germany, Norway, Qatar - Drama


Ephraim is a young Ethiopian boy. His father leaves him and his sheep, from which he is inseparable, to be looked after by distant relatives, far from his drought-ridden homeland. Ephraim isn’t very good at farming, but he has a hidden talent: he is an excellent cook. One day, his uncle tells him that they have to sacrifice his sheep for the next religious feast. The young boy, however, is ready to do anything to save his only friend and return home.

  • cast

    • Rediat Amare (Ephraim)
    • Kidist Siyum (Tsion)
    • Welela Assefa (Emama)
    • Surafel Teka (Solomon)
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • Laurent Lavolé (Gloria Films)
    • Ama Ampadu (Slum Kid Films)
    • Co-producers
    • Heimatfilm
    • ZDF
    • Film Farms
    • Dublin Films
    • Screenwriter
    • Yared Zeleke
    • Cinematographer
    • Josée Deshaies
    • Set Designer
    • Laurence Brenguier
    • Editor
    • Véronique Bruque
    • Music
    • Chassol
    • Sound
    • Till Rollinghoff
    • Costumes
    • Sandra Berrebi
    • Exec. Producer
    • Meseret Worku

awards & nominations

  • Cannes 2015, Un certain regard
  • Toronto 2015, Contemporary World Cinema
  • Winner Feature film Competition in Milano FF
  • Oscars 2016, Ethiopian entry

screenings in festivals & markets


Domestic release :
September 30, 2015 (Haut et Court)