Lamb ★★★½

Slow cinema folk horror quietly builds tension with its isolated setting in rural Iceland. Questions are raised on nature and nurture, ends and means, no easy answers provided. Can’t help but laugh at first with the initial scenes featuring Ada, she such a shocking sight. But the film manages to make this as something that has occurred in its world and here’s how the characters respond. Not sure there was any way around that given Ada is a human-sheep hybrid, but that momentary lapse took me out of the film’s world and lessened my overall enjoyment. Definitely worth a watch, and now I want to go back to Iceland, it’s been 6 years. Miss those long drives between villages through isolated valleys.

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