‘Lamb’ brings home the bacon at Sitges Film Festival
Horror movies had their due this year – nationally and at film festivals abroad.
The Icelandic horror movie Lamb this weekend received the first prize for best feature film at the famous Sitges Fantasy Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sitges, held in Spain, is one of the world’s leading international horror and fantasy film festivals.
Lamb– which premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in July – is the feature debut by writer / director Valdimar Johannsson. The film, distributed in North America by A24, hit local theaters earlier this month.
In addition, the star of Lamb–Noomi Rapace– won Best Actress for her role as Maria, sharing the honor with Susanne Jensen for her performance in the Austrian horror film Luzifer.
In the R-rated Lamb, a childless couple – Maria and Ingvar – discovers “a mysterious newborn – a human / sheep hybrid – on their farm in Iceland. The unexpected prospect of family life brings them joy, before finally destroying them, ”according to the official synopsis.
Earlier this year, another horror film –Titanium-was distinguished for its excellence, winning the prestigious Palme d’Or in Cannes. Director Julia Ducournau has only become the second director to receive this honor in the festival’s 74-year history. Titanium was released by Neon in the United States earlier this month.
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