Maria and Ingvar live an isolated existence with their flock of lambs on an island in Iceland. When they discover a mysterious newborn, they decide to raise it as their own child. This new life brings the couple much joy, but nature has one final surprise in store for them... Vladimar Jóhannsson crafts a story about motherhood and the unpredictable force of nature, which garnered him a prize at the past Cannes Film Festival.


Valdimar Jóhannsson

He has been involved in the Icelandic film industry for two decades, in addition to working as a lighting and electrical operator on Hollywood films. He presented Lamb, his debut feature film, in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

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Iceland, Sweeden, Poland. 2021

106 min

DirecyorValdimar Jóhannsson

WritersValdimar Jóhannsson, Sjo?n

CinematographyEli Arenson

EditorAgnieszka Glinska

WithNoomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Gudnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson

Edition: 2021
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
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