Athens International Film Festival

LAMB / DÝRIÐ

27/09/2021, 20:00, STELLA
1/10/2021, 22:30, STELLA

In a secluded part of Iceland, a married couple welcomes an unexpected gift of nature which they believe is presented to them in the form of a mysterious newborn. However, nature is not in agreement with them. Béla Tarr acts as producer, Noomi Rapace gives one of her best performances and the bold combination of folklore drama and supernatural horror secures its newcomer director’s recognition not unlike that achieved by Robert Eggers (“The Lighthouse”) thanks to the similar atmosphere and logic of “The Witch”. Winner of the Prize of Originality at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.


ICELAND, SWEDEN, POLAND | 2021 | ΕΓΧΡΩΜΟ | COLOR | DCP | 106’ | ICELANDIC

In isolated winter Iceland, a farmer couple, trying to get back on their feet after a personal tragedy, find surprising comfort in an unexpected gift from nature, as they perceive it, presented to them in the form of a mysterious newborn. But nature does not seem to agree with this weird form of care…

‘Lamb’, produced by Bela Tarr and with Noomi Rapace in a slow-burning performance full of tension, is a bold combination of folklore drama and supernatural horror, belonging to a genre where the less you know, the more you appreciate its secrets. A confident debut with unusual screenplay, winner of the Prize of Originality (‘Un Certain Regard’, Cannes), bound to create for its director a reputation the one ‘The Witch’ created for Robert Eggers. L.K.

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DIRECTOR: Valdimar Jóhannsson
ΣΕΝΑΡΙΟ: Sjón, Valdimar Jóhannsson
ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ: Eli Arenson
ΜΟΝΤΑΖ: Agnieszka Glińska
ΗΘΟΠΟΙΟΙ: Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson

VALDIMAR JÓHANNSSON
Icelandic director born in 1978. During 2013-2015 he attended Bela Tarr’s doctorate in Sarajevo. He has been active for two decades now in the Icelandic cinema world, previously directing short films. He lives in Reykjavik.

FILMOGRAPHY
2021 Lamb


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        BRUNO REIDAL, CONFESSION OF A MURDERER / BRUNO REIDAL

        BRUNO REIDAL, CONFESSION OF A MURDERER / BRUNO REIDAL

        23/09/2021, 19:15, TRIANON
        27/09/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA

        GREAT FREEDOM / GROSSE FREIHEIT

        GREAT FREEDOM / GROSSE FREIHEIT

        23/09/2021, 21:45, DANAOS
        24/09/2021, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPION

        LUZZU

        LUZZU

        CRYPTOZOO

        CRYPTOZOO

        24/09/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/09/2021, 19:30, TRIANON

        THE FIRST DEATH OF JOANA / A PRIMEIRA MORTE DE JOANA

        THE FIRST DEATH OF JOANA / A PRIMEIRA MORTE DE JOANA

        25/09/2021, 19:45, RIVIERA
        29/09/2021, 22:00, AEGLI ZAPPION

        HIT THE ROAD / JADDEH KHAKI

        HIT THE ROAD / JADDEH KHAKI

        25/09/2021, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPION
        28/09/2021, 22:15, STELLA

        HUMAN FACTORS

        HUMAN FACTORS

        26/09/2021, 21:45, DANAOS
        28/09/2021, 22:15, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        PEBBLES / KOOZHANGAL

        PEBBLES / KOOZHANGAL

        27/09/2021, 22:30, TRIANON
        30/09/2021, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        A BALANCE / YUKO NO TENBIN

        A BALANCE / YUKO NO TENBIN

        28/09/2021, 20:30, DANAOS
        1/10/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA

        LIBERTAD

        LIBERTAD

        29/09/2021, 19:45, RIVIERA
        1/10/2021, 22:15, FLERRY CINEMA

        THE SACRED SPIRIT / ESPÍRITU SAGRADO

        THE SACRED SPIRIT / ESPÍRITU SAGRADO

        29/09/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA
        2/10/2021, 22:00, FLERRY CINEMA

        AZOR

        AZOR

        30/09/2021, 19:00, IDEAL
        1/10/2021, 19:30, FLERRY CINEMA

        PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN / NOCHE DE FUEGO

        PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN / NOCHE DE FUEGO

        30/09/2021, 22:00, DANAOS
        1/10/2021, 19:30, RIVIERA

        AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENING

        AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENING

        3/10/21, 21:30, FLERRY CINEMA