This time on the big screen, Noomi Rapace, best known as Lisbeth Salander in the Millenium trilogy, plays a farmer who along with her husband raises a heard of sheep on a beautiful but remote farm in Iceland. They are living in an idylic atmosphere in which they have everything except for children of their own. But that also changes when, one day, on their farm they discover a newborn who has mysteriously and suddenly appeared. They decide to keep it and raise it as their child. This supprising change brings them immense joy that will transform their lives in the most unexpected and exciting ways.
An interesting fact from filming is that Noomi Rapace speaks Icelandic for the first time in a movie, a language she had learnt as a young girl while living with her mother in this island country.
Valdimar Jóhannsson was born in 1978 in the north of Iceland. He has been active in the Icelandic film industry for two decades. 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, and Carlos Reygadas, among others. Valdimar lives in Reykjavík with his wife and daughters.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Un Certain Regard – Prize of Originality, Cannes Film Festival 2021
Best film, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2021
Best Film; Director of the Year, Edda Awards, Iceland 2022
Best Motion Picture, Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival 2021
Special Jury Mention – Feature Film, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2021
Zurich Film Festival 2021
Director: Valdimar Johanson
Country: Iceland, Sweden, Poland
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Production: Black Spark Film & TV, Chimney Poland, Chimney Sweden
PROGRAMME: KINOKAUCH PRESENTS