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Lamb

Original Name: Dýrið
English Name: Lamb
Year: 2021
Run Time: 107 Min
Language: Icelandic
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Iceland, Sweden
Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson
Producer: Piodor Gustafsson, Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Sara Nassim, Jan Naszewski, Erik Rydell, Klaudia Smieja
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
Screenplay: Sjón, Valdimar Jóhannsson
Cinematographer: Eli Arenson
Editor: Agnieszka Glińska
Sound Designer: Björn Viktorsson
Music Composer: Þórarinn Guðnason
Costume Designer: Margrét Einarsdóttir
Production Designer: Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson
Production Company: Go to Sheep
World Sales: MUBI

Festivals:

  • Cannes FF 2021
  • BFI London FFF 2021
  • Karlovy Vary IFF 2021
  • Tallinn Black Nights FF 2021
  • Palm Springs IFF 2022
  • IFF India 2021

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2012 Dawn (Short)
  • 2008 Harmsaga (Short)

Director’s Biography:

Valdimar Jóhannsson (b. 1978 Iceland). He has been active in the Icelandic film industry for two decades. Lamb is Valdimar's debut film. He has previously directed short films, some of them award winning. From 2013–2015 he was in the PhD program at Béla Tarr's Filmfactory in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Synopsis:

A couple living alone on a remote farm in Iceland find their quiet existence shaken by the astonishing discovery of a mysterious new-born amongst their sheep. They decide to raise the child as their own, but soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature.