Original title : Dýrið

Country : Iceland, Sweden

Year : 2021

Run time : 1hr46

Version : in Icelandic, subtitled in Eng. and Fr.

Rating : +12

Director : Valdimar Jóhannsson

Producers : Piodor Gustafsson, Sara Nassim, Bela Tarr

Scenario : Sjón, Valdimar Jóhannsson

Actors : Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snoer Guonason, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson

Sales : New Europe

Distribution : The Jokers

Feature debut


On the Icelandic moors, a sheep-farming couple lead a peaceful life. The only thing missing from their happy existence is a child. When a lamb is born, they realise it could fulfil their expectations, but their daily life is quickly disrupted by the arrival of an unstable brother.

Lamb is a superbly-crafted first feature, a family drama fuelled by Norse mythology. Iceland’s mist-shrouded landscapes generate a feeling of unease, which is considerably amplified when the story takes a sharp detour into the fantastic. An original work that marks the debut of an exciting filmmaker.