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Welcome Sessions: Lamb

Tuesday 5 June
94 mins
From £6.00
to £10.95
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

about the film:

The young Ephraim is left to his own devices, even though he is still almost a child. His father left him behind with relatives to go and seek his fortune elsewhere.

Ephaim’s biggest friend is his sheep: he is inseparable from the animal. One day his uncle tells him that the sheep has to be slaughtered for a religious sacrifice. But Ephraïm is ready to do anything to save his only friend and return home.

Without being strictly autobiographical, Lamb draws its characters and mood on the director's own childhood years - years of dictatorship and starvation, yet also youthful happiness.

Screened at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section, it was the first Ethiopian film ever invited to this prestigious festival.

Things you need to know:

  • If you choose an e-ticket when booking, the barcode on your smart phone is a ticket. Don't queue at Ground Floor Box Office, just follow the red line on the floor all the way to the cinema!

  • If you don't have a smartphone, collect your ticket at Box Office or print your e-ticket and bring it with you

  • Free to refugee & asylum seekers. Please contact to secure your ticket. Places are limited. 

  • Welcome Sessions is part of Welcome Cinema + Kitchen. Visit for more information. 

This event is wheelchair accessible.