classified 15 S

Please note: This was screened in Dec 2021

Valdimar Jóhannsson
Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
106 mins, Subtitled, 2021, Iceland, Sweden, Poland
Primary language

An audacious, genre-defying mix of horror and folklore, Icelandic writer/director Valdimar Jóhannsson’s Cannes-winning debut is set to be one of the year’s most-talked about films.

On a remote sheep farm in Iceland, husband and wife María (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason) get along well enough, but are haunted by an unspoken, ever-present sadness. One day, one of their sheep gives birth to a very peculiar lamb that will change their lives forever… this curious specimen requires special attention, but despite all the warning signs, they take the strange newborn in. Far from civilisation, the new addition to their family makes life complete - but the idyll soon proves deceptive…

Winner of the Prize of Originality at Cannes this year (you’ll understand why fairly quickly!), this messed-up combination of emotional drama and Icelandic myth is uniquely unsettling and disturbing - truly unlike anything you’ve seen before. Trust us.