We are proud to announce that the upcoming supernatural drama LAMB by Valdimar Jóhannsson, starring Noomi Rapace (SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, PROMETHEUS, BRIGHT) will take part in the prestigious Les Arcs Works in Progress section (16th Dec 2019).
The work in progress event was pivotal for the international success of films, such as RAMS by Grímur Hákonarson, GIRL by Lukas Dhont, SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt and I’M NOT A WITCH by Rungano Nyoni – all selected for Cannes or Berlin Film Festival in the year following the Les Arcs presentation.
LAMB is a story of an Icelandic couple, María (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason), who live with their herd of sheep on a beautiful but remote farm. When they discover a mysterious newborn on their farmland, they decide to keep it and raise it as their own. This unexpected prospect of a new family brings them much joy, before ultimately destroying them.
The film boasts an experienced team and is is currently set up as an Icelandic-Swedish-Polish co-production. It is produced by Hrönn Kristinsdóttir (SUMMER CHILDREN, ANGELS OF THE UNIVERSE) and Sara Nassim at Go to Sheep in co-production with Piodor Gustafsson (BORDER, THE WIFE) and Erik Rydell at Black Spark and Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska (MR. JONES, HIGH LIFE) and Jan Naszewski at Madants, in association with NEM Corp.
LAMB was written by Johannsson and Icelandic author Sjón, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his lyrics in Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark.
EFA Winning VFX Supervisor Peter Hjorth is also on board (MELANCHOLIA, ANTICHRIST and BORDER) as well as production designer Snorri Hilmarsson (WOMAN AT WAR).
LAMB was supported by the Icelandic Film Centre, Iceland’s Ministry of Industries and Innovation, The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, Sena, Swedish Film Institute, Polish Film Institute, Film i Väst, and Chimney Sweden and Poland.