• Valdimar Jóhannsson
  • Iceland, Sweden, Poland
  • 2021
  • 106'
  • Dýrið

Married couple María (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason) live on an isolated Icelandic farm with a flock of sheep. One day, they come across a disturbing discovery in the barn – a mysterious newborn. Their decision to keep it and raise it as their own child will have severe consequences. This eerie folk tale premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, where it won the Prize of Originality. Jóhansson’s co-writer on the film is poet and writer Sjón, nominated for an Oscar for the song in Dancer in the Dark, and co-writer on Robert Eggers ’upcoming film, The Northman.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Valdimar Jóhannsson

Prior to becoming a director, Valdimar worked in the Icelandic film industry as a leading crew member on Icelandic films and big service productions for two decades. He attended Béla Tarr’s film.factory PhD programme in Sarajevo. His mentors included Tilda Swinton, Gus Van Sant, Carlos Reygadas and Apichatpong Weerasethakul among others. Lamb (Cannes 2021 – Prize of Originality) is his first feature.


Valdimar Jóhannsson
Sjón, Valdimar Jóhannsson
Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ingvar Sigurðsson
Eli Arenson
Agnieszka Glińska
Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Sara Nassim, Piodor Gustafsson, Erik Rydell, Klaudia Smieja-Rostworowska, Jan Naszewski
Go to Sheep, Black Spark Film & TV, Madants, Film i Vast, Chimney, Rabbithole Productions, Helgi Jóhannsson
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival 2021 – Prize of Originality; Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival 2021; São Paulo International Film Festival 2021; BFI London Film Festival 2021; Zurich Film Festival 2021;

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