Selected for the 2020 Cannes FIlm Festival’s Un Certain Regard, LAMB tells the story of a childless Icelandic couple, Maria (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason) living 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. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature, in this dark and malevolent folktale from director and co-writer Valdimar Jóhannsson in his striking feature film debut. Director Valdimar Johannsson joins us for a conversation on the organ for this unusual tale and the willingness of his cast and crew to commit themselves an insidious fantasy that manifests itself with its own set of vindictive rules.
91% on Rotten Tomatoes
“The majority of the picture is strong enough to satisfy audiences with a taste for folk horror oddities, even if the ending isn’t quite as punchy as one might have anticipated.” – Wendy Ide, Screen International