Maria (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason) are farmers in rural Iceland when one of their sheep gives birth to something very special.
The less you know about Lamb, the more it will work for you. The internet went pretty wild when A24 first released this trailer over the summer. To be fair, the trailer gives us the It Comes At Night treatment, where it makes the film seem like a horror film when in fact, it's just a drama basked in uneasiness.
There is the feeling of dread as you're watching this, because you this movie isn't going to let this happy little family stay that way. We spend a lot of time just watching Maria and Ingmar do their day to day before the titular lamb is even born. If I'm honest the film could've shaved about 10-15 minutes off of its run time but the cinematography is gorgeous so at least there's a lot of beauty in this mundane life we've been dropped into.
It's a quiet film and the ending is going to make or break it for a lot of people. Me personally? I loved it and audibly gasped at one particular scene. It completely elevated the film for me. It made me not want it to end.
Side note, whenever I watch a movie where the characters are dressed in sweaters, wool socks, and tons of layers. It really makes me want to go home, dress the same and get under my fuzzy blanket. Is that just me? Is it because I live in the frozen tundra? I love being cozy, damn it.
Memorable Quote: "Go away!" - Maria (Noomi Rapace)