Noomi Rapace (Prometheus), Hilmir Snær Guðnason (A White, White Day), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga), Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson (Everest)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Valdimar Jóhannsson (film debut), director, writer; Sjón (Regína), writer; Piodor Gustafsson (Border), Hrönn Kristinsdóttir (Ikíngut), Sara Nassim (film debut), Jan Naszewski (film debut), Erik Rydell (film debut) and Klaudia Smieja (High Life), producers; Þórarinn Guðnason (film debut), composer; Eli Arenson (Hospitality), cinematographer; Agnieszka Glinska (Killing Love), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Maria (Rapace) and Ingvar (Guðnason) are a childless couple living on a remote sheep farm in Iceland. One day, they discover a strange human/sheep hybrid newborn among the new flock of lambs, but when they decide to raise it as their own child, the couple soon learns the harsh lesson about interfering with nature…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
“Bizarre” doesn’t even begin to describe this darkly imaginative Icelandic feature, with grim fairy tale qualities not seen since Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster.