‘The Other Lamb’ Review: Chilling Parable of Abuse Has Echoes of ‘Midsommar’ and ‘Handmaid’s Tale’
In “The Other Lamb,” Raffey Cassidy plays a young woman whose first period coincides with the discovery of a miscarried lamb fetus.
Such is the territory we’re in with Polish filmmaker Malgorzata Szumowska and screenwriter Catherine S.
McMullen’s allegorical slice of folk horror, and boy are we in for it.
Though hardly subtle in its metaphoric intent,Cassidy stars as Selah, one of the “sisters” in the Flock, as its deemed by their overseer, the Shepherd (Michiel Huisman).
While he certainly fits the bill of the Charismatic Cult Leader, he’s a bit more brooding as he smothers his acolytes with kindness.
Almost all of them are brainwashed blondes he’s either plucked out of civilization, or bred in-house using his stable of wives, who’ve spiritually expired.
Selah isn’t especially close to any of the other sisters, and it’s a testament to Cassidy’s gifts that,
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