Indie darling A24 introduced will probably be the U.S. distributor of Lamb, a brand new horror movie that simply obtained a world teaser trailer earlier than premiering at 2021’s Cannes Movie Pageant. The debut characteristic from Icelandic filmmaker Valdimar Jóhannsson is a part of “Un Sure Regard”, a aggressive sidebar at Cannes devoted to movies which have a non-traditional story to inform.
The teaser reveals us the idyllic panorama of Iceland’s countryside, the place a pair raises sheep away from civilization. The teaser will get darker because the seconds go by, whereas the fields begin to look extra menacingly and the music on the background teases one thing horrible is about to occur. Sadly, we don’t get to see a lot of the promised hazard, however in little greater than a minute, Lamb’s teaser is able to making the viewer really feel disturbed by what needs to be a peaceable rural space.
It’s inconceivable to observe Lamb’s teaser and never draw a comparability with Robert Eggers’ The Witch and Ari Aster’s Midsommar, each horror motion pictures distributed by A24. That’s truly excellent news since if Lamb is pretty much as good as earlier A24’s horror titles, we’ll get to see one thing distinctive. We don’t know a lot about Lamb’s story to date, but it surely features a half-human, half-sheep child who’s discovered on Christmas Eve. It feels like the right mixture of folktale and Christianity to convey out one thing distinctive to film theaters.
Commenting on the current A24 acquisition, Jóhannsson stated he was thrilled to study in regards to the deal. In Jóhannsson’s phrases, “A24 is an organization I’ve been following for years, and I’m very proud to be part of their distinctive group of filmmakers.” Lamb stars Noomi Rapace (The Woman With the Dragon Tattoo) alongside Icelandic actors Hilmir Snaer Gu½nason and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson.
There’s nonetheless no launch date for Lamb within the U.S., however A24 introduced the film might be launched later this yr. Lamb will world premiere on Tuesday, Could 13, in Cannes. Verify Lamb’s first teaser beneath.
Right here’s the official Lamb synopsis:
“A childless couple in rural Iceland make an alarming discovery in the future of their sheep barn. They quickly face the results of defying the need of nature, on this darkish and atmospheric folktale, the placing debut characteristic from director Valdimar Jóhannsson.”
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