Lambs are cute, right? Have you ever played with them? Tell me your experience in the comment section. But Why am I talking about Lamb? I am talking about lamb because I will be telling you about a movie called “Lamb” which is a supernatural drama film directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson. It’s an Icelandic-Swedish-Polish co-production.
Inspiration For Lamb
Valdimar handed down the idea in his mind to the silver screen and was inspired by his grandparents as they were sheep farmers. The outlook he wanted to present through this movie was about the resistance we all encounter toward change and the struggles we go through to restore the happiness we lost in the process of how humans combat the loss of their loved ones.
The Story has varied explanations, with each according to the conscience of the viewer. Jóhannsson has previously worked on projects like Rogue One, Games of Thrones and Prometheus with his remarkable work in special effects. It’s evident in this debut as the whole movie speaks with voices and camera effects and connects to the viewer immediately.
The Movie is a Icelandic origins
Casting Noomi as Maria was no coincidence as she has her roots to Iceland. The location of the shoot was in accordance with Valdimar’s dream house; it surely took him tons of effort to find a place exactly like the one on his board. He claimed the landscape to be played as a character in the movie as it signifies danger in the film.
Felicitation of the Movie
Surely a lot of thought has gone into the making of this movie. Which, in return, paid well too as it secured ‘Prize of Originality’ in Cannes Film Festival in 2021 and not just one but three nominees in Jerusalem film festival for best international debut and Cannes Film Festival.
The Horrifying Plot
The movie Lamb, is a folk horror drama that beds on the grief of losing a child and how it affected the relationship of the two protagonists of our story. The couple, Maria (Rapace) and her partner Ingvar (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason).
The tragedy was met by silence, an uncanny silence on this isolated hillside where they reside with their flock. A ewe gives birth to a lamb, a strange hybrid of human and sheep. The couple takes the disbelief to another level when they adopt that lamb as their own child.
The unanticipated dark humor in between the steadiness of the film adds to the horror and deepen the suspense spectrum. This hybrid of human and animal entitiy is named as Ada. Their resistance to accepting the loss took them to the journey of arcane. The utopian world of new parents didn’t last long with Ingvar’s brother Pétur ( Björn Hlynur Haraldsson) having a history of romantic relations with Maria showing up to stay at their place. With Pétur non-sceptical glance towards Ada’s supernatural appearance hint us at her having the psychic power to make adult humans around her to fall for her.
The movie points out the flaw of not gravely understanding what distorting natural balance and desiring more happiness from what’s written in our destiny do to our fate. Irrespective of intentions or pain, debts always come due. It’s a fairytale with sinister intent.
Know About the Premiere
The film premiered on 13 July,2021 at 2021 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section. The movie is set to release on 8 October 2021. With the running time of 106 minutes, this movie is a must-watch for all horror-loving folks out there.
Reviews About the Movie
It secured 6.6/10 IMDb rating, 83% positive critics reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and 67% on Metacritic. 88% of google users liked the film.
Promising endeavour for the audience!!!
A24 productions have a taste for horror and thriller as witnessed by some of its previous releases like ‘The Witch’ by Robert Egger and Ari Aster’s ‘Hereditary, Lamb’. The film is already making top of the headlines with praise from over the world with just the trailer released. It’s a promising watch that Won’t disappoint its audience.
The feeling of loss often twists the emotions inside the person, it’s evident by the parenting of the couple. The horror which underlies the movie when we get to witness the scary side of maternal instincts, Maria shows toward Ada’s biological mother. Horror thrillers will keep you awake at night. We really hope you enjoy the movie. Do push like and comment below about your views on the storyline. Visit our website for more content on entertainment.