Directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson
Iceland, Sweden, Poland | 2021 | supernatural | drama | Icelandic
Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson
Writers: Sjón, Valdimar Jóhannsson
Cinematography: Eli Arenson
Editing: Agnieszka Glińska
VFX: Peter Hjorth & Fredrik Nord
Production Company: Go to Sheep, Black Spark Film & TV, Madants
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Un Certain Regard
“Lamb” takes a low-key minimalist approach to its premise that invites a certain shock-and-awe reaction before doubling back to give it purpose.
The contrast between genuine depth and the silliness of the underlying concept is exactly what gives the movie such unique, if simplistic, appeal.
Rapace delivers a compelling performance loaded with frantic uncertainty about her new parenthood
A supremely confident first feature.
A career-best performance from Noomi Rapace.
Brilliantly sustained mood.
Cannes Hidden Gem
Wild and weird folkloric drama, laced with brooding genre elements that veer into horror and a vigorous jolt of WTF humor.
The stunningly assured first feature will put the director on the map in ways not dissimilar to Robert Eggers’ The Witch.
A highly original take on the anxieties of being a parent, a tale in which nature plus nurture yields a nightmare.