Lamb (2021). Lamb: Directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson. With Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ingvar Sigurdsson. A childless couple, María and Ingvar discover a mysterious newborn on their farm in Iceland. The unexpected prospect of family life brings them much joy, before ultimately destroying them.
“Itu0026#39;s certainly not lacking for visual splendour and unique ambition, but Lamb is a film that has such an overinflated sense of self-importance yet has so little to actually say.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s not that I donu0026#39;t understand the film-I do. The primary theme of the story is the notion that people will accept and embrace some truly bizarre, unsettling things in order to alleviate their grief and start anew. Itu0026#39;s just that this story is really stupid.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThese characters are all selfish and naïve. The timing of the plotu0026#39;s final reveal doesnu0026#39;t make sense. And worst of all, this is one of the most unnecessarily slow-paced movies I have ever seen. Iu0026#39;m convinced that I could make a cut of all the scenes in Lamb that are completely inconsequential and it would be about 60 minutes long.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLamb is a film that I admire for its ambition but itu0026#39;s unfortunately too frustrating and unintentionally hilarious to fully recommend.”