Lamb

2021 [ICELANDIC]

Drama / Horror / Mystery

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 3127

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October 28, 2021 at 08:31 AM

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1 hr 46 min
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Reviewed by kosmasp 8 / 10

No substitute

There are certain things that can not be explained. And then even if they are explained - you do not get the full explanation. You just get an answer to one question - but there are so many other questions that open up. One thing that is for sure, as our two main characters do not question certain things, you shouldn't either - you will likely have less fun, if you try to depict things that happen and the sense they may or may not make.

Yes even in the realm of the world the movie is playing in. There is not much dialog here, but the sound design and the cinematography make up for that - and for the movie being slow paced. You have to be into that sort of films to consider watching this. I had no idea what the movie would do - and I would say I was kind of shocked by certain reveals. But it does make sense - if you think of the beginning and where it ends. Even if you may have wished a different one ... just don't start asking ...

Reviewed by ferguson-6 7 / 10

happiness

Greetings again from the darkness. The opening sequence is surreal and a bit creepy, and with it, first time director Valdimar Johannsson accomplishes a couple of things. First, we witness the rugged beauty of rural Iceland, and second, he sets us up for a bizarre tale, as we follow a heavy-breathing unseen creature (or being) that frightens some wild horses before making its way into the sheep pen. Johannsson co-wrote the script with Sjon, the renowned Icelandic novelist, poet, screenwriter, songwriter, and composer.

Noomi Rapace (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, 2009) stars as Maria, and we watch as she and her husband Ingvar (Hilmer Snaer Gudnason) work their remote sheep farm mostly in silence. There seems to be no joy and little connection between them as they go about their chores and duties. The seasons pass until its time for the sheep to give birth (as you might have guessed from the title). It's at this point where I simply must be careful about what I write, as the less one knows about this one going in, the more effect it's likely to have. Personally I knew nothing ahead of time, and had not even watched the trailer. Because of that, this easily rates as one of the most bizarre movies I've ever watched.

Remember the old margarine commercial, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature"? Well, Maria and Ingvar interpret one strange occurrence as "a gift" from nature and the key to their re-discovered happiness. When Ingvar's troubled brother Petur (Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson) shows up, his first question is "WTF is this?" That's as close to a spoiler as I'll come here, but there are multiple interpretations to be had: the power of nature, loneliness, the challenges and rewards of parenting, commentary on those who treat their pets as kids, and the devastation of grief followed by the hope of redemption.

There are moments of irony with wool sweaters and entrée selections, as well as some dark humor in regards to bath time, an observant cat, a loyal and smart dog, and one specific irked ewe. This is a remote farm in rural Iceland and the setting adds to an already unorthodox story ... one which is pulled from Icelandic folklore. Johannsson is to be commended for his initial work. It easily could pass as a project from the creative mind of Yorgos Lanthimos (THE LOBSTER) or Robert Eggers (THE WITCH). In fact, the film's co-writer, Sjon, is also writing Eggers next film, THE NORTHMAN, slated for April 2022.

Beyond the setting, the atmosphere, and bizarre aspects of the story, what makes it work is how the characters play it straight. These aren't talkative folks and we believe they could exist in this environment. Ms. Rapace delivers a strong performance, and that shocking ending reminds us not to mess with nature.

A24 is releasing the film in theaters beginning October 8, 2021.

Reviewed by blanbrn 7 / 10

Different, call it an old folk tale, supernatural or sentimental still it touches in a strange way.

"Lamb" is one of those movies that even after you watch you still try to take in and process it, call it what you want drama, or thriller it's one strange mixed film with love and realism. Set in rural Iceland on a farm a couple named Maria(Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar enjoy life only something is missing and that is they are childless something that is a place in their heart that is burning and dripping.

So aside from the hard work of farming and feeding the place is surrounded with animals they have a dog and cat, yet lamb come into play a flock of beautiful sheep. Then things get strange and crazy when a calf is delivered and born as it is then raised as the couple's own and feels like a human baby. The film shows the strain and attachment of worry, love, and uncertainty. Only in the end the picture twist like a strange folk fairy tale. Overall "Lamb" may not be liked by everyone still it's worth a watch for it's different and strange feel as it leaves a viewer to think and process it's meaning and story of life and love.

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