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‘Godland,’ ‘The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic’ Nominated for Nordic Council Film Prize

Five Nordic features are nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize. The prestigious recognition, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, was first awarded to Aki Kaurismäki’s “The Man Without a Past.”Hlynur Pálmason’s “Godland,” Teemu Nikki’s “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic,” “Lamb” by Valdimar Jóhannson, Joachim Trier’s Oscar-nominated “The Worst Person […]

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Scandinavian Creatives Emerge With Powerful Voices

For such a small and lightly populated region, the Nordics have been delivering an impressive number of critical darlings from a wide range of filmmakers. Nordic features hit a milestone this year, with three Cannes prize-winning films, Valdimar Jóhannsson’s “Lamb,” Juho Kuosmanen’s “Compartment No. 6” and Joachim Trier’s “The Worst Person in the World,” along […]

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Les Arcs European Film Festival Kicks Off With ‘Lamb’ Screening, Packed Industry Sidebar

In spite of a new wave of Covid-19, a snow storm and train cancelations, Les Arcs European Film Festival kicked off its 13th edition on Dec. 10 with a festive opening night ceremony highlighted was the presence of Swedish star Noomi Rapace who introduced her film “Lamb” on stage.Vladimar Jóhannsson’s feature debut, “Lamb,” world premiered […]

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‘Lamb’ Transcends Its Delicious Weirdness To Thoughtfully Explore Grief, Deliverance, & Humanity’s Place In The World [Fantastic Fest]

A delicious mix of Christian, pagan, and Icelandic mythology topped with a familiar A24 glaze of unsettling stillness and visual vibrancy, “Lamb” offers challenges in equal proportion to its rewards. A layered text that unpacks itself like a Russian nesting doll of human folly, the film showcases minimalist subtlety that deploys its pieces with exacting […]

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Everything You Wanted To Know About ‘Lamb’ But Were Afraid To Ask: A Spoiler-Heavy Discussion With Director Valdimar Jóhannsson

A24 is back at it again doing peak-A24 stuff with the release of “Lamb” this week, a suspense drama chock-full of quiet desperation, rich imagery, and unsettling body horror. Early reviews and the trailer have been coy about how much they reveal of the plot, and for good reason: the journey of discovery is half […]

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‘Compartment No. 6’ to Open Haugesund’s Hybrid New Nordic Films 2021

After the Viking conquest at July’s Cannes Festival, where Norway (“The Worst Person in the World”), Finland (“Compartment No. 6”) and Iceland (“Lamb”) collected kudos, more than 60 possible gems from the North are to be unveiled at the hybrid market New Nordic Films which will unspool over Aug. 24-27.Scandinavia’s major film showcase, New Nordic […]

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A24’s Pickup of Cannes Un Certain Regard Film ‘Lamb’ Confirmed, New Europe Film Sales Debuts Teaser

A24 has taken all North American rights to “Lamb,” which world premieres on May 13 in Cannes in the Un Certain Regard competitive sidebar. Jan Naszewski’s sales agency New Europe Film Sales confirmed the A24 pickup on Monday. A24 will release the film, which stars Noomi Rapace, later this year.New Europe released the first teaser […]

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‘Shorta,’ ‘Lamb,’ ‘Any Day Now’ Stand Out at Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market

A wide range of Scandinavian films, including the politically-charged Danish drama “Shorta,” the supernatural Icelandic drama “Lamb” with Noomi Rapace, and the Finnish-Iranian refugee tale “Any Day Now,’ were some of the highlights at this year’s Nordic Film Market.They were presented, along with 13 other films in post-production, as part of the Work-in-Progress section. Half […]

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