“Lamb” Trailer Looks Cute and Creepy

Even if it weren't being released by that distributor, just off this trailer Lamb would appear to hit A24 Bingo. It's got the Instagram-ready aesthetics, the unsettling vibes, and great use of music. The film premiered at Cannes in July, where it won an award for originality.

Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) stars as María, who runs a farm with her partner Ingvar (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason). One day a sheep gives birth to a mutant lamb with human features. They raise it as their own child, but of course their little family won't be able to stay together peacefully.

Co-writer/director Validmar Jóhannsson makes his feature debut, and it looks miles away from his previous visual effects work on blockbusters like Rogue One and The Tomorrow War.

Lamb will open in limited release on October 8.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.