Valdimar Jóhannsson’s LAMB 𑁋 winner of the Cannes Un Certain Regard Prize of Originality 𑁋 has been selected as Iceland’s Official Entry for Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Academy Awards®. LAMB is Jóhannsson’s debut feature film, and he co-wrote the screenplay with celebrated Icelandic poet Sjón. The film stars Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, best known for her leading role as Lisbeth Salander in the sensationally popular THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO film series. LAMB is the first film distributed by A24 to be selected as a country’s official entry for Best International Feature Film. Since opening on October 8, 2021, LAMB has spent two weeks in the box office top ten, grossing over $2 million.
LAMB follows a childless couple in rural Iceland who make an alarming discovery one day in their sheep barn. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature, in this dark and malevolent folktale.