Lamb, The

As Eastern Anatolian village tradition requires, Medine must serve oven-roasted lamb at her five year old son Mert’s circumcision feast. Poor but determined, Medine puts the family to work cutting branches to earn something towards the price of the sheep.

Her unemployed husband Ismail is concerned by his wife’s assertive behaviour. Envious of the attention, Mert’s elder sister tricks him into believing that if a sheep is not found their father will instead slaughter Mert, sending the now terrified boy on a desperate search for the animal.

Premiering at last year’s Berlin International Film Festival, this funny, touching film tells a timeless tale of human fear and desire. the flame of timeless rituals into a world that has almost forgotten them.

Screening followed by a panel discussion with the Turkish delegation including curator of ‘Turkish Waves’, Zeynep Özbatur Atakan.