Valdimar Jóhannsson’s premiere of Lamb movie at the Cannes Film Festival is gathering attention as one of the most craziest movies this Fall. Lamb will receive its theatrical release on October 8, 2021. Distributed by A24, it is a supernatural horror movie bearing an eerie premise, which contributes to its appeal. Lamb is an Icelandic-Swedish-Polish drama, and it is Jóhannsson’s first debut feature. In rural Iceland, a childless couple discovers something unnatural in the sheep barn. They adopt a strange baby, and they defy nature’s will; they will have to bear the consequences of it.
When and Where to Watch Lamb Movie?
Lamb was initially released at the Cannes Film Festival on July 13, 2021. On October 8, 2021, this genre-bending quirky movie will release in theatres in the US. Its October release makes it a perfect fit to premiere in the Halloween season. A24 is distributing the movie, and this movie has been co-produced internationally. The movie has a runtime of 106 minutes, and it is produced in the Icelandic language.
Who is in the Cast of Lamb?
In the role of Maria, the Swedish actress Noomi Rapace occupies the center of this movie. Her Icelandic dialect is perfectly convincing, and she delivers a strong role as Maria. Hilmir Snaer Gudnason plays starring as her partner, Ingvar, the role. Other cast members include Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Pétur and Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson. With author Sjón, Jóhannsonn has co-written the plot of this movie.
What is the Plot of Lamb?
On a remote yet beautiful Icelandic farm, Maria and Ingvar reside with their herd of sheep. However, things don’t remain the same when an unnatural birth takes place in their sheep barn. They keep the newborn and decide to raise it. At first, things take a joyous turn before it ultimately seeks to destroy them all. Besides Cannes, Lamb has also premiered at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Hence, several people have seen this movie and talk about how this art-house, horror drama delivers a strong impact.
The hybrid of a lamb-human child in this folk horror drama provokes sinister occurrences in the movie. The movie is bizarre, and it has been reviewed by one a tale that touches upon “striking motherhood horror.” The movie is known to invoke a sense of joy, fear, laughter, and other hauntingly strong emotions. The folk dwelling and scenic view transpire the ghastly and insidious setting of the movie. The deliberate and dark debut of Jóhannsonn presents a current-time take on pre-Christian myth and folk tales.
Perhaps, it also reminds the viewer of the famous nursery rhyme, with a bit of improvisation: “Maria had a little lamb,” which does deliver a cheerful note and is covered in the dark and broody atmosphere. Maria dreams of becoming a mother since always, and she deals with the pain of the loss of a child while shrouding herself in the hope of becoming a mother again. And, what happens when she begins to mother a mysterious new girl, leaves the audience in an awe-and-shock reaction. The sinister folkloric Icelandic movie Lamb will premiere this October 8 in the US.