Iceland, Sweden, Poland


A childless couple in rural Iceland 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 atmospheric folktale, the striking debut feature from director Valdimar Jóhannsson.

Director's Biography

Valdimar Jóhannsson was born in 1978 in the north of Iceland. He has been active in the Icelandic film industry for two decades, as a leading crew-member both in Icelandic films as well as larger service productions. LAMB is Valdimar's first feature film. He has previously directed short films, some of them award winning and widely distributed. From 2013–2015 he was in the PhD program at Béla Tarr's Filmfactory in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. His mentors there included Tilda Swinton, Gus Van Sant, Carlos Reygadas and Apichatpong Weerasethakul among others.
Valdimar currently lives in Reykjavík, Iceland with his wife and daughters.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Valdimar Jóhannsson

Written by: Sjón Sjón, Valdimar Jóhannsson

Produced by: Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Sara Nassim, Piodor Gustafsson, Klaudia Smieja, Jan Naszewski

Cinematography: Eli Arenson

Editing: Agnieszka Glinska

Production Design: Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson

Costume Design: Margret Einarsdottir

Make-Up & Hair: Kristín Júlla Kristjánsdóttir

Original Score: Þórarinn Guðnason

Sound: Ingvar Lunderg, Björn Viktorsson

Visual Effects: Peter Hjorth, Fredrik Nord

Cast: Noomi Rapace (Maria), Hilmir Snær Guðnason (Ingvar), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Petur), Ingvar E. Sigurdsson

Nominations and Awards

  • European Visual Effects 2021
  • European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2021