After his success at Cannes, “Lamb” by Icelandic Valdimar Jóhannsson hits the cinema on December 29 and should not leave anyone indifferent. Check out the trailer.
This is the film that will represent Iceland at the Oscars in 2022. Lamb, the first feature film by Valdimar Jóhannsson, seduces wherever he goes. In Cannes, where it was featured in the Un Certain Regard section, the folk drama won the Originality Prize. At Sitges, Catalonia’s fantastic film festival, it was crowned best film and Noomi Rapace, best actress. A success that allows Iceland – a country with a population of just over 360,000 inhabitants – to make its film industry more widely known throughout the world.
The story follows a couple of sheep herders, Maria (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason), whose farm is isolated in the middle of the Icelandic mountains. Marked by the loss of a child, farmers will make a discovery that will change their daily lives. In the fold, a sheep gives birth to a lamb unlike any other. The two grieving souls decide to tame it more than they should, but for any miracle there is a price to pay.
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The new trailer reveals more about the plot and keeps all the essence of this singular proposition, namely a dark, mysterious and disturbing atmosphere. Between supernatural thriller and family drama, this Lamb should speak to eager spectators of the strange tales that haunt people’s minds. In the United States, the film seduced a number of moviegoers, starting with actress Julianne Moore, who was full of praise in a message posted on Instagram. On the box office side, Lamb has become the biggest Icelandic success across the Atlantic.
Check out the trailer:
In France, Lamb is due out on December 29 at theaters.