The Other Lamb

Małgorzata Szumowska

Focus Ireland 96 min Fiction

Synopsis

For her entire life, the cult she was born into has been all that teenage Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has known. Along with a band of similarly cloistered young women she lives seemingly unstuck in time, cut off from modern society in a remote forest commune presided over by a man called Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), a controlling, messiah-like figure with a frightening dark side. But when her insular world is rocked by a series of nightmarish visions and disturbing revelations, Selah begins to question everything about her existence—including her allegiance to the increasingly dangerous Shepherd. Awash in images of primal, dreamlike dread, this provocative fable is a haunting vision of adolescent awakening and revolt.

Themes

Female DirectorFeminismReligionContrysideSexThriller

Director

Małgorzata Szumowska

She is one of the most prominent directors of contemporary Polish cinema. In 2000 she directed her debut feature, Happy Man, nominated for the European Film Awards and awarded at the Thessaloniki Festival. From here she begins a solid and abundant filmography, present in all major competitions, of which stand out titles such as Elles, starring Juliette Binoche; Body, Best Director at the Berlinale; or Mug, Grand Prize of the Jury at the same festival.

Filmography: Nunca volverá a nevar (codirigit, 2020), The Other Lamb (2019), Mug (2018), Cuerpo (2015), Amarás al prójimo (2013), Ellas (2011), 33 Scenes From Life (2008), Stranger (2004), Happy Man (2000)

Małgorzata Szumowska

Film information

Address: Małgorzata Szumowska
Script: Catherine S. McMullen
Contact: Trust Nordisk
With: Raffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman, Denise Gough
Country: Ireland
Year: 2019
Length: 96 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Catalan

Sessions

09/05/2021 - 19:00h
Filmoteca de Catalunya

Poster

The Other Lamb