LAMB

LAMB

Dýrið

Directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson
Iceland, Sweden, Poland | 2021 | supernatural drama | Icelandic

A childless couple in rural Iceland make an alarming discovery one day in their sheep barn. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature, in this dark and atmospheric folktale, the striking debut feature from director Valdimar Jóhannsson.

Credits
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

  • Valdimar Jóhannsson
    Valdimar Jóhannsson

Festivals & Awards
Cannes Un Certain Regard

press quotes

“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

INDIEWIRE

 

A supremely confident first feature.
A career-best performance from Noomi Rapace.
Brilliantly sustained mood.

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

 

Cannes Hidden Gem

Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter

 

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.

The Hollywood Reporter

 

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