FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson
ICELAND - SWEDEN - POLAND
Duration: 106 min
V.O Icelandic w/Subt.English and Spanish
World Premiere / Un Certain Regard, Festival de Cannes 2021
Premiere Uruguay / JIIFF 2022
Una Cierta Mirada, Festival de Cannes 2021 - Premio a la Originalidad
National Board Review - Mejor Película Extranjera
Festival de Cine Fantástico de Sitges - Ganadora Mejor Película, Mejor Director: Vladimir Jóhannsson y Mejor Actriz: Noomi Rapace
Nominada al Oscar por Mejor película Extranjera
A childless couple in rural Iceland make an alarming discovery one day in their sheep barn. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature, in this dark and atmospheric folktale, the striking debut feature from director Valdimar Jóhannsson.
Valdimar Jóhannsson was born in 1978 in the north of Iceland. He has been active in the Icelandic film industry for two decades, as a leading crew-member both in Icelandic films as well as larger service productions. Lamb is Valdimar’s first feature film. He has previously directed short films, some of them award winning and widely distributed. From 2013–2015 he was in the PhD program at Béla Tarr’s Filmfactory in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. His mentors there included Tilda Swinton, Gus Van Sant, Carlos Reygadas and Apichatpong Weerasethakul among others.