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Cannes 2015: First Ethiopian “Official Selection” …

Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow & Act   in  · ·
April 24, 2015

An addition to the 2015 Cannes Film Festival 68th edition lineup, announced this morning, is Yared Zeleke’s coming-of-age drama “Lamb,” which marks the very first time in Cannes Film Festival history that an Ethiopian film has been an “Official Selection,” which is certainly noteworthy. The country doesn’t have as rich a cinema history as one might immediately assume, with really 3 key filmmakers dominating the landscape – Haile Gerima likely being the most internationally-known, as well as Yemane Demissie and Teshome Kebede Theodros, all combining for about 10 feature films made between the mid-1970s through just before the turn of the century…

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