Lamb

Poster Lamb

María and Ingvar, a childless couple raising sheep on an isolated farm in Iceland, discover a baby they decide to raise as their own child. But this joyful surprise is alas only a prelude for much darker events....

After working on special effects, notably for Rogue One and Prometheus, Icelandic filmmaker Valdimar Jóhannsson takes on directing and starts with a bang with this unusual fantasy drama, confronting a couple to the inexplicable in the desolate landscapes of Iceland, charged with cosmic mystery. The setting deploys its immensity to suffocate the characters, creating a simplicity of form, from the naked horizon to the protagonists' solitude. With reminiscences of Eraserhead, Valdimar Jóhannsson works on a fantasy between terror and introspection to better deploy this intimate tragedy. A surprising film that finally gives Noomi Rapace a role on par with her talent.

Lamb.

2021
Color - 106mn - Original version with French subtitles
Iceland.
Fantasy, Fantasy.
Direction: Valdimar Jóhannsson.
Production: Justin Hyne.
Screenplay: Valdimar Jóhannsson, Sjón.
Photography: Eli Arenson.
Music by: Þórarinn Guðnason.
With: Noomi Rapace, Björn Hlyunur Haraldsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason.
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