Given a theatrical release in the United States back in October (when our own Gaius Bolling gave the film a 9/10 review), Icelandic filmmaker Valdimar Jóhannsson’s debut film Lamb, a strange thriller starring Noomi Rapace, is now available to watch on a ton of different VOD platforms. You can see the list at THIS LINK, or just go ahead and watch the movie on Amazon Prime HERE.
Winner of the “Prize of Originality” at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Lamb is described as a “darkly compelling fable” that tells the story of
a couple, María and Ingvar, on a remote farm in rural Iceland, who find their quiet existence shaken by the astonishing discovery of a mysterious newborn amongst their sheep. They decide to raise the child as their own, but soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature. An audacious, genre-defying mix of horror and folklore, Lamb is truly like nothing you have ever seen before.
The film stars Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, who speaks fluent Icelandic (as well as Danish, Norwegian, English, and of course Swedish). She is joined in the cast by Icelandic actors Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, and Ingvar Sigurdsson.
Jóhannsson wrote the screenplay with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón, who wrote Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre and worked with The Witch / The Lighthouse director Robert Eggers on the upcoming epic historical thriller The Northman. The trailer for The Northman was just released this week and can be seen in the embed below.
Lamb was chosen to represent Iceland in the race for the Academy Awards’ Best International Feature Film nominations.
Have you seen Lamb? If so, let us know what you thought of it by leaving a comment below. I haven’t seen it yet myself, but now that it’s on VOD I will probably check it out.
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