The premiere of the film Lamb at the Cannes Film Festival

Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, the feature debut of Icelandic director Valdimar Jóhannsson will have its world premiere at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. Agnieszka Glińska is responsible for editing the film.


LAMB an Icelandic-Swedish-Polish co-production. LAMB is produced by Hrönn Kristinsdóttir („Summer Children”, „Angels of the Universe”) and Sara Nassim at Go to Sheep. Producers Piodor Gustafsson („Border”, „The Wife”) and Erik Rydell at Black Spark Prod., and Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska („Mr. Jones”, „High Life”) and Jan Naszewski at Madants, Film i Väst, Chimney Sweden and Chimney Poland, in association with Rabbit Hole Productions and Helgi Jóhannsson.

The film’s distributor in Poland is Gutek Film, and New Europe Film Sales is responsible for international sales.

Icelandic couple, María (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason) live with their herd of sheep on a beautiful but remote farm. When they discover a mysterious newborn on their farmland, they decide to keep it and raise it as their own. This unexpected prospect of a new family brings them much joy, before ultimately destroying them.

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